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  • Makes: 10 to 12 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs
  • Bake 1 hr
  • Stand 15 mins

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Italian bread, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 8 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half or light cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark-colored corn syrup
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, walnuts, hickory, or hazelnuts

Directions

  1. Butter a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Arrange bread slices in the bottom of the dish, overlapping as necessary.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, half-and-half, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Slowly pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Press down lightly with large spoon. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. For topping: In bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Stir in nuts. Spoon small mounds of the nut mixture over the bread in baking dish.
  4. Place baking dish in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan to catch drips during baking. Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven 1 hour or until puffed and golden. Let stand 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

(Nuts About French Toast)

Servings Per Recipe 10, chol. (mg) 181, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 338, cal. (kcal) 414, pro. (g) 10, carb. (g) 40, Fat, total (g) 24

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