Christmas Morning French Toast

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Epi Curious

From The Wickwood Inn in Saugatuk, MI, owned & operated by Julee Rosso (of The Silver Palate fame)...this contains buttery croissants, toasted almonds and Grand Marnier. This is prepared the day before and it's such a wonderful way to greet Christmas morning!

Top Review by Bliss

Someone gave me this recipe ages ago, and I didn't realize it was on here. I have no contact with this person, and really wanted to find my copy of this recipe, and decided to check here, and I'm thrilled. This is excellent. The cherries are a "must", but I did omit the almonds and it was just as good. So so glad I found this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray butter (or Pam) in 9 x 12 rectangular baking dish. Place croissants in pan, two per row, side by side lengthwise.
  2. Place cream, milk, eggs, Grand Marnier, cried cherries and orange zest in a bowl. Combine thoroughly. Poure egg mixture over croissants. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Before baking, sprinkle top of croissants lightly with 1 teaspoon sugar, cinnamon, toasted almonds and then very lightly with 1 teaspoon sugar again.
  4. Bake at 350 (preheated oven) for 30 to 35 minutes on middle shelf of oven. Serve with the best warmed pure maple syrup you can find.

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