This rich and sweet breakfast casseroletastes like a pecan roll stuffed with savory chopped ham.
Recipe: Baked Butter PecanFrench Toast
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 (1-pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
2 cups (8 ounces) finely chopped ham
6 large eggs, beaten
1 2/3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
Maple syrup, if desired
Makes 8 servings.
*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8teaspoon ground cloves.
Tip: For speedy preparation, ask the bakerat your supermarket to cut the French bread on their bread slicerso the slices are uniform thickness.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving): Calories:590, Fat: 29g, Cholesterol: 205mg, Sodium: 730mg, Carbohydrates:68g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Protein: 17g.
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