Lorilyn's Baked Strawberry French Toast

Recipe by Tinkerbell
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Spray a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle bread cubes over bottom of dish.
  • Sprinkle berries over bread cubes.
  • Sprinkle cream cheese over berries.
  • In large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, half & half, almond extract, nutmeg & cinnamon.
  • Arrange French bread slices over the surface of the berries & cream cheese, creating a flat surface of bread rounds & getting in as many as possible without them popping up. Pour egg & milk mixture over French bread slices.
  • Mix melted butter, brown sugar, corn syrup & pecans and spread over french bread slices. Cover tightly & refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator & let stand 20-30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake uncovered 50-60 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before slicing.
  • For Syrup (can be made fresh or in advance, refrigerated, and reheated for serving):
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; add water.
  • Bring to boil over medium heat and boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in strawberries and reduce heat. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in butter and serve over french toast.
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