Prep Time
20 Mins
Stand Time
40 Mins
Chill Time
8 Hours
Bake Time
55 Mins
Serves 6

Jazz up traditional French toast with sweet peaches and heavy cream in this make-ahead breakfast casserole dish.  It's perfect for holiday mornings, birthday celebrations, or any day you want to make extra special.

How to Make It

Step 1

Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Arrange bread in a tight, flat layer in dish.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk eggs with milk, sugar and vanilla until blended; pour over bread. Arrange peaches on top and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Step 3

Remove baking dish from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour cream into a small pan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Drizzle over peaches and bake, uncovered, until casserole is lightly browned on top and just cooked through, 45 to 55 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

mumbleboe's Review

March 13, 2012
This is delicious. I have made it several times. My 24 yr old son, said, "mom, you can make this anytime". I use light peaches, skim milk, extra cinnamon, and a little less brown sugar. I tried it with pears, but not so great, they come out kind of gritty. It's kind of a twist between bread pudding and a custard feel, yum!

Too soggy

June 04, 2017
I was so excited for this and it was a bust. Way too soggy. I cooked it for double the time to see if that would help and nope.

pennylane9475's Review

October 03, 2011
I tried this recipe for dinner tonight and my family loved it! It is very rich so I may make it for more of a dessert next time. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Adshehan's Review

May 06, 2012

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October 27, 2012

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January 27, 2013

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December 26, 2013

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April 12, 2014

QDahling's Review

December 31, 2012
This was tasty and easy to make. The consistency is like a bread pudding and I love the peaches with it. I made it for a girls night overnight party. Most people found it very rich. Next time, I think I would omit the cream on top and make a side of home made, not so sweet, whipped cream for those that wanted the extra creaminess.

alecial's Review

December 23, 2012
I made this for our Christmas breakfast when we had family come over and everyone loved it!! Since I forgot to buy bread to get stale I just toasted it in the broiler for about 2:30 mins each side after slicing the bread. Also I doubled the cream. It came out like a bread pudding/french toast. Afterwards everyone was asking to take some home with them. Luckily I made 2 pans! Also the best part was how easy it was to make and hardly any time for prep!