Baked French Toast Casserole


1 loaf of French bread (13-16 oz) - Sliced into 20 segments

8 large eggs

2 cups half-n-half

1 cup milk

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Dash of salt

Praline topping (recipe follows)

Maple syrup 


Arrange slices in generously buttered 9 x 13 baking dish in 2 overlapping rows

In a bowl, mix eggs, half-n-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmetg, and salt

Pour mixture over bread slices

Spoon mixture in between bread slices

Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Spread the praline topping evenly over bread and bake for 40 minutes until lightly golden

Serve with maple syrup


Praline Topping:

2 sticks butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

2 tbsp light corn syrup

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg