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Streusel-Topped French Toast Casserole with Fruit Compote

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Heather Chontos

Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 9 hrs, 35 mins
Yield Serves 8
This make-ahead breakfast casserole features slices of French toast arranged in a pie pan and and a layer of sweetened dried fruit. The casserole is topped with a sweet, buttery streusel topping before baking. For a special finishing touch, dollop with whipped topping.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unfiltered apple cider
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (1 1/2-ounce) slices sourdough bread, crusts removed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces

Nutrition Information

  • calories 376
  • fat 10.1 g
  • satfat 3.8 g
  • monofat 2.7 g
  • polyfat 2.9 g
  • protein 10.4 g
  • carbohydrate 61.5 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 102 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 492 mg
  • calcium 86 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring cider to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook until reduced to 2/3 cup (about 4 minutes). Add cranberries and raisins; let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Combine milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and eggs, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with cooking spray. Line bottom of dish with half of bread in a single layer. Pour half of egg mixture over bread; let stand 1 minute. Spread cranberry mixture over bread. Top with remaining bread; pour remaining egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  4. Combine remaining 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, flour, oats, walnuts, and brown sugar in a small bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  5. Preheat oven to 350°.

  6. Uncover bread mixture and flour mixture. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over bread mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges.

Cook's Notes

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