Baked French Toast Casserole With Maple Syrup

Total Time
20 mins
40 mins

This came from the show Paula's Home Cooking with Paula Deen on the Food Network. It is absolutely delicious! Prep time does not include overnight soaking.

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  1. Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1 inch thick.
  2. Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9x13-inch baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping slices.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half and half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with wire whisk until well blended.
  4. Pour mixture over bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with egg mixture.
  5. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices.
  6. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  7. The next morning, preheat oven to 350°F.
  8. Spread praline topping evenly over bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed up and lightly golden brown.
  9. Serve with maple syrup.