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Baked French Toast with Pecan Crumble

Yields1 Serving

A sweet, nutty crumble offers the perfect balance to this uniquely prepared French Toast recipe–optimal for serving at a holiday brunch or as dessert to the main meal. (Or a mid-day snack. We won’t tell.)

For the French Toast
 1 lb loaf challah, sliced 1-inch thick
 Cooking spray or 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, room temperature (for coating baking dish)
 4 large egg yolks
 2 cups heavy cream
 2 cups whole milk
 ½ cup of sugar
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp ground nutmeg
 ½ tsp kosher salt
For the Pecan Crumble
 ¾ cup raw pecan halves
 2 tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
 2 tbsp light brown sugar
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 Fresh raspberries and blueberries, if desired
French Toast
1

Spread out bread on a rimmed baking sheet; let stand overnight.

2

Butter a 13×9” baking dish. Cut bread so slices are similar in size. Arrange, overlapping, in rows in prepared dish.

3

Whisk eggs, egg yolks, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl. Pour over bread, pressing bread to help it soak up custard. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Pecan Crumble and Assembly
4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pulse pecans, butter, brown sugar, and salt in a food processor until Pecans are coarsely chopped. Scatter pecan crumble over soaked bread.

5

Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet and cover tightly with foil. Bake until warmed through (a knife inserted into the center should feel warm to the touch), 25 to 30 minutes.

6

Remove foil and bake until deeply browned, 35 to 40 minutes longer. Let cool slightly before serving with fresh berries.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 9g45%
Sodium 300mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.