Paula Deen's Praline French Toast Casserole

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

Very easy to make and delicious. Make it up the day before and set in refrigerator over night. This is a great recipe from a great southern cook, Paula Deen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Generously butter a 13 X 9 inch casserole dish;.
  2. Mix the eggs, half and half, maple syrup,and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Place the bread slices in the prepared casserole dish and cover with the egg mixture: cover with plastic wrap and let soak overnight in refrigerator.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; remove the casserole from refrigerator.
  5. Make the Topping: melt the butter in a saucepan; add sugar and maple syrup and cook for 1 to 2 minutes; stir in pecans;.
  6. Pour the mixture over the bread and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, allow to cool 10 minutes before serving, enjoy.


Most Helpful

This was a HIT this morning!!! It wasn't too sweet and was so fast and easy to make! If maple syrup were cheaper, I'd make it every weekend! I used day old store-bought French bread, cut into 15 slices. I layered it a 9x13 glass casserole dish (3 rows of 5 slices). I added a tsp of vanilla and some cinnamon and nutmeg (eyeballed the amount) into the egg mixture. Instead of 2 cups of pecans, I cut it down to 1/2 cup and it was the perfect amount. I posted a picture of my casserole to show how I layered it. I would have liked to garnish it with powdered sugar. I served this with sausage patties and fresh sliced strawberries. This is a keeper! Thank you!

aznbbdoll April 05, 2010

I only had enough bread to make a half recipe, and since I didn't have a small enough casserole dish, I crumbled the bread into the batter and spooned the mixture into well-greased muffin tins. I filled the cups 2/3 full with the batter, then divided the topping among them. Half a batch makes about 8-10 muffins, and the cooking time is around 35-40 minutes.

Chef Jean Louise April 07, 2009

Excellent flavor. The texture is just right. I actually skipped the topping cause I couldn't bring myself to pile on the butter like that,(though I'm sure it's fabulous!) but it still tasted great with a little maple syrup on top. Thanks for posting!

Laura in Texas May 20, 2005

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