French Toast Forest Casserole

"Heading to the Christmas tree farm? Make this for breakfast first."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins


  • 20 slices of good quality white bread, day old
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • Cut out the tree shapes in the bread using a cookie cutter. You can also free-form the tree shape by hand if you do not have a cookie cutter.
  • Grease your 8- or 9-inch cast iron pan (or any round baking dish).
  • Line up the trees in the pan with a bit of an overlap, so they are standing up.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, jam, sugar and cinnamon until smooth and well-combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Being sure to soak the tips of the trees as well as the bases.
  • Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight. This is to ensure the mixture is soaked up by the bread.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm with fresh fruit, maple syrup and butter or your prefered toppings.

Questions & Replies

  1. How long in the oven?


  1. loved it
  2. This looks a sounds great, but you appear to be missing a step. How long do you bake it for? I'd love to try it this weekend, since it's so snowy and cold right now, but don't want to under- or over-cook it.
  3. At the top it says 2 hrs. 30 min, so I would presume since you refrigerate it for 2 hrs., it is somewhere around 30 mins.
  4. How long do you bake at 375?
  5. Recipe for Christmas Trees French Toast Casserole states to: Preheat oven @ 375 degrees... FOR HOW LONG? Connie


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