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Overnight Peaches (or Mangoes) and Cream French Toast

December 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

You’ve got winter visitors, no doubt, and have to feed them at breakfast. This makes great use of leftover bread (and you can use any fruits, actually — apples would work equally well, or mangoes, too). Put it together the night before, and bake it off whenever your guests wander in for breakfast.

The recipe for overnight peaches and cream French toast is from the Spring Lake Inn, a B&B in New Jersey.

If you like breakfast recipes, check out my little book of Florida B&B recipes, Florida Morning Glory.

Spring Lake Inn Peaches & Cream French Toast

(Begin the night before, or at least 4 hours before baking.)

  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cups brown sugar, packed
  • One loaf of French semolina or challah bread, thickly sliced
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of sliced peaches (or mangoes) or enough to cover your baking pan
  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan, combine the syrup, butter, and brown sugar; simmer until syrupy. Pour this mixture into a 9X13 inch Pyrex baking pan; set aside.
Place the sliced peaches evenly on top of the syrup. Slice the loaf into thick slices and place over syrup/peaches in baking pan. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least four hours.

In the morning, leave the casserole at room temperature while the over preheats. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 35 to 45 minutes (depending on your oven). It will be puffy. Cut into squares and serve immediately with hot coffee. Yield 6 to 8 servings.

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  • 1 chkem55 // Dec 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    I LOVE Spring Lake, NJ! And I love this particular B&B! Plus, my parents got married in Spring Lake. I’m gonna make sure my Mom sees this recipe, I know she will like it!

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