Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
I can't remember where I found this recipe, but it sounds so good. I have not made this recipe.
- 1 loaf white bread
- 1⁄2 loaf French bread
- 4 cups frozen cherries (rinsed and drained)
- 7 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups half-and-half
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Cut the loaf of white bread into cubes.
- Place the cubes into a greased 9x13 pan.
- Spread the cherries over the bread.
- Cut ten 1-inch slices of French bread, place the slices over the cherries.
- Beat the eggs well, add the milk, sugar, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and beat again.
- Pour the egg and milk mixture over the French bread slices.
- To the melted butter add the brown sugar, corn syrup, and walnuts.
- Spread this topping on the bread.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes.
- Cover with foil for the last 15 minutes to keep it from getting too brown.
- Let set for about 10 minutes before slicing into 10 servings.
This recipe was really different. Not the "same old" stuff. Served it on X-mas morning and everyone loved it. I made it the night before, as it states in the directions. I will make it again. It was very easy. It reminded me of bread pudding. The cherries and the walnut topping made it delish! Keno Kay
Until now, our favorite "make ahead" breakfast has been my Verry Berry French Toast (recipe #22066), which i like to make while camping, it feeds 10 or more of us (several families) and throwing it together the night before, sleeping in, and eating a great breakfast no one slaved over just can't be beat! But when i served up this one...! Whooo Hooo! I even had "the picky kids" eating it! I had fully intended to make it exactly as written with the exception of almond extract instead of the vanilla, but i forgot the cherries in the freezer at home! Argh! My husband says, "No prob. We just run into town and get some." Well, we were way up in the mountains and the one grocery store in town had a very limited frozen fruit section. Like, ONLY strawberries. Sliced and already in sugar. I was really discouraged, but knew i HAD to try this recipe. WOW! I replaced the cherries with the strawberries (not drained) and added a touch of almond extract along with the vanilla and it was a HUGE hit! The next morning they're already requesting more! I'll definately try it with the cherries, but the strawberry mistake will also get repeated. Thanks for this scrumptious recipe Miss Annie!
I loved this. I didn't have half and half so I put in a little non-fat evaporated milk along with the regular milk. I also used pecans instead of walnuts because we love pecans. I had to cook it 60 minutes and it turned out delicious. I reduced the servings for 6 and it definitely could feed 8 still. So the serving size is generous! We have a cherry tree so I'm always looking for recipes to use up our crop. This is definitely a new favorite.