Baked Orange Dream French Toast

Baked Orange Dream French Toast
Serves 6
[printable recipe]

1-2 tablespoons butter
12 slices day old French bread
2 15 oz cans mandarin oranges, drained
8 oz cream cheese, cubed
12 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup maple syrup
powdered sugar

Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.  Arrange bread in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with cream cheese cubes and mandarin orange slices.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy.  Add milk, salt, vanilla, and syrup and continue whisking until well combined.  Pour over the bread.  Cover and refrigerate the pan of French toast overnight. 

When you are ready to bake the French toast, place the pan into a cold oven, set to 350 degrees F.  Bake, covered for 40 minutes.  Uncover, and continue baking until lightly browned and set, about 35-40 more minutes.

Sprinkle baked French toast with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup.


JO said...

mmm - might have to make for M & D this weekend! :-) jo

Robin G said...

Looks (and sounds) beautiful!