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Make-Ahead Vanilla French Toast recipe

Weekend guests? Make this scrumptious orange-scentedvanilla French toast with brown sugar sauce. It’s sweetand easy!

Recipe: Make-Ahead VanillaFrench Toast

French Toast Ingredients:1 (1-pound) loaf French bread
1 1/2 cups vanilla-flavored half-and-half
1 cup milk
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel, if desiredSauce Ingredients:1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vanilla-flavored half-and-half
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup sliced almonds*Maple syrup, if desired

  • Slice bread into 12 (1-inch thick) slices.Arrange bread slices in bottom of greased 13×9-inch baking dish;set aside.
  • Combine all remaining French toast ingredientsin medium bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Pour mixtureover bread, covering all bread surfaces. Cover; refrigerate 4hours or overnight.
  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Meanwhile,combine all sauce ingredients except almonds in small saucepan.Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter ismelted (3 to 4 minutes). Continue cooking until mixture comesto a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle bread with almonds. Pour halfof sauce mixture over bread mixture in pan. Bake, uncovered,for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Just before serving, heat remaining sauce;pour over French toast. Serve French toast warm with maple syrup,if desired.

    Makes 6 servings.

    *Substitute chopped pecans.

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