French Toast Casserole
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Recipe type: brunch
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Serves: 6
 
I made this with a regular loaf of white Texas sliced bread (regular white bread, just thicker slices) but you could also try this with French bread.
Ingredients
  • Casserole:
  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 loaf (approximately 570g) Texas sliced white bread, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping for Unbaked Casserole:
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Berry Compote:
  • 3 cups frozen fruit (I used a strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry mixture)
  • ¼ cup juice (I used a juice similar to the berries - a strawberry, blueberry juice)
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups whipped cream (35%)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Casserole:
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, combine butter and brown sugar and heat over medium heat until butter is melted and brown sugar is dissolved (about 4 minutes).
  5. Pour butter & brown sugar mixture into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  6. Arrange bread evenly in baking dish over top of the butter & sugar mixture.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, salt and cinnamon until well combined.
  8. Pour milk mixture over bread then use a fork to press down on bread pieces so they absorb the liquid.
  9. In a small cup, combine topping ingredients (brown sugar and cinnamon). Sprinkle evenly over top of unbaked casserole.
  10. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes. Casserole should be browned and bubbling around the edges.
  11. Remove from oven. Serve with berry compote and whipped cream. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
  12. Berry Compote:
  13. In a small saucepan, combine frozen fruit and juice.
  14. Heat over medium heat and bring mixture to a boil.
  15. Use a fork to gently mash some (or all) of the berries.
  16. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue a gentle boil for 10 minutes.
  17. Remove from heat.
  18. This can be served hot or cold. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
  19. Whipped Cream:
  20. Beat both ingredients with an electric mixture on high heat until stiff peaks form. Store leftovers in fridge.
Recipe by Moms & Munchkins at https://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/french-toast-casserole/