Overnight French Toast

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins

The orange flavored liqueur and the sauce make this recipe Glorious!!!! This recipe came from a Betty Crocker cookbook. Great for Christmas morning. Cook time is per batch. I double the sauce recipe as we like lots of it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 eggs
  • 12 cup half-and-half or 12 cup milk
  • 13 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur or 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 16 slices French bread, each 3/4 inch thick
  • Glorius Orange Sauce

  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 13 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 14 cup pomegranate seeds, if desired


  1. Beat eggs, half-and-half, orange juice, liqueur, sugar, vanilla and salt in small bowl with fork.
  2. Dip bread into egg mixture, soaking thoroughly; place in ungreased rectangular pan, 15x10x1 inches.
  3. Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread.
  4. Cover loosely and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  5. For sauce melt butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Add sugar and orange juice concentrate, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  7. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  8. Beat with wire whisk until thick and shiny.
  9. Stir in pomegranate seed.
  10. Keep warm.
  11. Heat griddle to 375 or heat skillet over medium heat; grease with butter.
  12. Cook bread 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  13. Serve with sauce.


Most Helpful

Yes, I am the friend who begs for this to be made. It is wonderful, light and fluffy. Make sure you cook it very slowly unless you like it gooey inside. Not me.

nursevb8 November 29, 2006

I was going to post this recipe & found this one on review. This is a GREAT RECIPE and a long standing favorite with our friends & family. One friend PLEAS for this EVERY time she comes to visit!It is as great for breakfast for a group of people as for 2 (though actually easier to prepare for a group)! The prep the night before makes it ideal for entertaining. We cook up bacon & sausage first & use 2 large skillets to get everyone served with hot crispy french toast at once. I do add 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg & orange zest & increase the cream to about 1 1/2 cups but otherwise no changes except we tend to cut the bread abit thicker - 3cm or about 1.25 inches. The Cointreau makes it awesome! Think I will try the sauce this weekend for 6 of us! Thank you for posting!

Buster's friend October 10, 2006

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