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Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast

Thick pieces of bread caramelized in a sweet sauce and soaked overnight to have the most amazing flavor that melts in your mouth with each bite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Overnight Chill Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, brunch, french toast, overnight french toast
Servings: 8
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand

Equipment

  • sauce pan
  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 12 slices thickly sliced bread day-old or stale bread recommended; French bread works great
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups half and half cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour mixture onto large, greased jelly roll pan (18x13x1"). Spread around to cover surface.
  • Place 12 slices of bread in a single layer to cover pan.
  • Mix together eggs, cream, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Spoon mixture over each piece of bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan and serve.
  • Top with syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, or topping of choice.

Notes

  • To get the perfect French toast, I recommend using day-old or stale bread. Sometimes I even cut my bread into slices and let it sit out for a day or two. If you use a fresh loaf of soft bread, you will end up with soggy slices of French toast. I like to use a loaf of French bread for this recipe, but I always make sure that its a day or two old.
  • Many times in French toast, the ingredients call for milk. However, because this dish has more of a custard-like texture and flavor, I prefer using full-fat half-and-half. This will give it a rich flavor and each bite will literally melt in your mouth.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 4mg