Baked Creme Brulee French Toast

May 18, 2010 Posted by Site Owner

Nothing will start your mother's day off on the right note better than this decedent dish. It melts in your mouth and leaves a wonderful taste behind. There is no need for syrup or butter as the baked caramel will be enough sweetness. Serve with fresh fruit, sausages or bacon and a champagne and orange juice Mimosa, and you're sure to be on the good side of any woman for a long time! Guaranteed!



  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract (or use rum)
  • 1 country-style bread sliced thickly (try an 8-10 inch round)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 Cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Grand Marnier (or other orange flavoured brandy)
  • 1/4 tsp salt



Butter the inside of a 9 X 13 inch baking dish or spray with a non-stick coating.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter with the sugar, maple syrup and rum extract. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.

Cut six 1 and 1/2 inch thick slices from the centre of the bread. Arrange the bread in one layer in the baking dish, squeezing them in until they all fit.

In a bowl, whisk the eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, brandy and salt. Pour this mix evenly over the bread slices. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 8 hours and for up to one day.

Let the dish sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Set the oven at 350F.

Uncover the dish and bake the bread for 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve on the flip side so one can see the sauce. Enjoy!


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