French Toast Casserole With Caramel-Pecan Topping

Recipe by Galley Wench
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READY IN: 9hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Casserole:
  • Heat oven to 325°F.
  • Arrange bread in a single layer on two baking sheets.
  • Bake bread until dry and lightly browned; about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow bread to cool.
  • Butter or spray the bottom and side of 9 by 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Layer the baked bread tightly in the prepared dish; you should have two layers.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, half and half,sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Pour evenly over bread.
  • Press lightly on the bread to submerge. (I've found it helpful to cover the pan with plastic wrap and then place a weighted saucer on the top).
  • Refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours.
  • Before Baking:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup together until smooth.
  • Stir in the pecans.
  • Spoon the topping over the casserole and spread evenly.
  • Place the dish on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until puffed and golden, about 60 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
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