Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Heather Chontos
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours 35 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

lynnmarlyn's Review

February 08, 2013
this is an easy make ahead delicious recipe that I served at a brunch for 6 people. it received rave reviews. I made it with pecans instead of the walnuts as that is what I had on hand.

BiscuitsNHoney's Review

February 03, 2013
Speaking only for myself, I don't appreciate it when the name of a recipe is misleading. While this may have the components of French toast, French toast IS fried. Period. Why not call this bread pudding for breakfast w/streusel topping or something?

Mitzibrown's Review

December 30, 2012

adeyoung's Review

December 27, 2012

LPGrier's Review

December 22, 2012
Very easy & delicious. Will definitely makes this often!

BBChef's Review

November 27, 2012