8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Spread 1 side of each bread slice evenly with butter.

Step 2

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over buttered side of bread. Place on a baking sheet.

Step 3

Broil 4 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially open) 2 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Remove from oven; cool.

Step 4

Cut each toast slice into 4 triangles. Arrange triangles, sugared side up, on bottom and around sides of a well-buttered 9-inch quiche dish, overlapping, if necessary. Set aside.

Step 5

Cook milk in a saucepan over low heat until hot; remove from heat, and add 2/3 cup sugar and next 3 ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Step 6

Spoon half of custard into quiche dish; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 7

Pour in remaining custard, and place dish in a large shallow pan. Add hot water to larger pan to depth of 3/4 inch.

Step 8

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with Caramel Sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

Barkly's Review

December 23, 2010
Having made this every holiday season since it first appeared, I can't imagine why there are so few reviews. It's dead easy to make; works with any kind of bread; appeals to picky eaters; holds well. Can be topped with any caramel sauce if you don't have time to make the sauce. This is a "keeper" of a recipe.