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This easy french toast casserole is a rich and decadent addition to any breakfast or brunch table. If you don't want to use the orange liqueur, you can substitute 1 to 2 teaspoons of orange juice. 

Kathy Kitchens Downie, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2007

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes or until bubbly and sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of pan. Set aside; cool completely.

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  • Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large shallow bowl; stir with a whisk. Dip 1 bread slice in milk mixture; arrange bread slice over sugar mixture in dish. Repeat procedure with remaining 5 bread slices. Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • While casserole bakes, combine whipped topping and Grand Marnier. Place 1 bread slice, caramel side up, on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon topping and 1 teaspoon pecans.

Chef's Notes

French bread with a soft crust works best because it is easier to cut. Omit the liqueur in the whipped topping, if you prefer. Garnish with a fresh strawberry or orange slice.

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Nutrition Facts

352 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 3.5g; mono fat 2.8g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 58.1g; fiber 1.2g; cholesterol 83mg; iron 2.6mg; sodium 466mg; calcium 191mg.
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