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Baked French Toast with Pecan Streusel

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
Prep time 14 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Chill Time time 8 hrs
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pecan Streusel
  • Maple syrup

How to Make It

  1. Arrange bread slices in a greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

  2. Combine eggs and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl, whisking until well blended. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle Pecan Streusel over bread slices. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup.