Pecan Pie French Toast

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs plus 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 8 slices
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
1. Step 1- In a large bowl combine the milk, cream, eggs, yolks, and vanilla, beat well and set aside. Arrange sliced bread in a large shallow bowl. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight. 2. Step 2- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Remove from heat and whisk in the brown sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, and pecans. 3. Step 3- Spread this mixture evenly across the bottom of a 3 quart casserole dish. Carefully arrange the soaked bread on top. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve warm.