Overnight Crème Brûlée French Toast

Leave this French toast to caramelize overnight, ready for the most decadent breakfast the next morning
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This make-ahead French toast is the perfect special breakfast for those of you who really aren’t morning people.

This recipe is courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings.

6
Servings
228
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1” thick slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Strawberries, for serving

Directions

In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Pour mixture on to a lightly greased baking sheet, and spread out into a thin, even layer.

Arrange the bread slices in a single layer to cover the sheet.

Beat the eggs together, then whisk in the half and half, maple syrup, vanilla extract, orange extract, and salt. Spoon the mixture evenly over the bread. Cover, and chill overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and sprinkle the bread with cinnamon.

Bake for 25 minutes, until lightly golden. Flip the pieces of bread over, and broil until that side is golden too.

Serve with freshly whipped cream and strawberries.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
21g
23%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
187µg
27%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
167mg
17%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
120mg
17%
Sodium, Na
236mg
16%
Water
57g
2%

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Crème Brûlée Cooking Tip

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Crème Brûlée Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.