Sunday, March 27, 2011

Creme Brulee French Toast


1/2 C butter

1 C packed brown sugar

2 Tbsp. Corn Syrup

1 Loaf French Bread

5 large eggs

1 1/2 C half and half

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp orange juice concentrate

1/4 tsp salt


In a small pan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir until smooth. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Cut bread into 1″ thick slices (discard the end pieces). Arrange bread slices into the pan on top of sugar mixture. Squeeze them to fit together.

In a separate bowl mix together eggs, half and half, vanilla, OJ and salt. Pour evenly over bread. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.

Heat oven to 350 degrees and bring bread to room temperature before baking.

Bake bread mixture uncovered until edges are of pale gold for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Step-by-step directions as follows,

In a small pan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup.

Add your melted mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.

Then, slice your french bread into one inch thick slices (do not use the end pieces).

Arrange all of the bread slices into pan, on top of sugar mixture.

Squeeze them to fit together.

Pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate over night.

Next day: Bake bread mixture uncovered, approximately 30-40 minutes. The bottom of your french toast will be the top. The top of your french toast is baking on the Carmel mixture on bottom of dish. The edges of your french toast will get a little tan.

Serve with Blueberry Compote (Recipe for Blueberry Compote below).

Blueberry Compote


2 1/2 C frozen blueberries, thawed

1/3 C sugar

1/3 C water


Combine berries, sugar and 1/3 C water to a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until berries burst, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Cook until compote coats spoon, stirring often. About 8 minutes. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Serve warm.

This delicious dish makes the morning simple because preparation occurs the night before. The only thing you do in the morning is put the french toast into the oven and heat up the blueberry compote.

Give thanks to the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever.
Psalm 136:1


Debbie said...

Oh my word! I would happily pay for a computer screen that is "lick and taste"!

Anonymous said...

Oh My...I just gained 5# from reading the recipe...But...will be making this soon...thanks for sharing the recipe:0
~~Big Hugs~~

The Farmer's Wife said...

MY blog has funfetti pancakes that burn. YOUR blog has Creme Brulee French Toast.

I want to come live at your house, Christine!!!

This is perfect for a Sunday morning....or when the kids go stay with Grandma....or a birthday breakfast....or a bookclub brunch...

Thanks! or perhaps I should say Merci!

Lynette said...

I love french toast and I love creme this combination will be perfect for me...thank you.


Shellie said...

This is so going to be worth the 10 lbs Im going to gain....
Thank you!

Christine said...

LOL ~ it is totally worth the extra lap I added to my daily walk! =O) Happy Week end wishes!!!!

Jen @ said...

WOW Christine!!! That looks amazing. Thanks for linking it up!

I shared it on my TT&J FB page and linked to you :)


restlessrisa said...

Wow! This looks dangerously delish!



Brandi said...

Oh my goodness, your french toast recipe looks delicious!

Little Brick Ranch said...

This looks positively sinful!! A Creme Brulee i can eat for breakfast - I am sooo in!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you on Tatertots and Jello! :)

Elizabeth said...

OH wow! I have to make this soon! Love that it is make ahead perfect for a lazy Sunday morning!