Praline French Toast Casserole
PUBLISHED ON: 02.10.2010
This is a fabulous Sunday breakfast or brunch dish. This is a very rich dish, a little goes a long way.
Praline French Toast Casserole
Recipe from: Paula Deen
1-1/2 cups half-and-half
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
10 to 12 slices soft bread, 1-inch thick
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup maple syrup
2 cups chopped pecans
1. Generously butter a 13-by-9-inch casserole dish.
2. Mix the eggs, half-and-half, maple syrup, and sugar in a large bowl. Place the bread slices (note: I cubed day old French bread) in the prepared casserole dish and cover with the egg mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak overnight in the refrigerator.
3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator.
4. Make the topping: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the sugar and maple syrup and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in pecans. Pour the mixture over the bread and bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Velva, nothing says Sunday Brunch than a decadent rich casserole and you & Paula have certainly have met that standard here. This French toast sounds incredible! As a southerner, any thing with pecans is a must-try ~ thanks…
I would just love to have this at brunch, lunch, dinner, midnight snack, etc…. I'd eat this at any time of the day!
Holy crap. I need some of that right now.
Inspired by eRecipeCards
Oh boy that looks great!
Paula Deen should be the size of a small suburb, with her rich ingredients!
The Absence of Alternatives
I am hungry! I shoveled the snow 3 times yesterday so I deserve something like that for breakfast. And lunch. And afternoon tea. And dinner. And midnight snack…
love lives in the kitchen
wow! it looks just wonderful :)thank you for sharing!have a sweet day, justyna
YUMMY!!!!! Trying that this weekend!
The Absence of Alternatives
Got distracted by the deliciousness and forgot to let you know: your guest blogger post is published. Thank you so much! Velva's post: :-)http://www.secretinnerlife.com/2010/02/wtf-wednesday-the-price-of-tomatoes.html
Hi Velva,I am going to take this recipe with me to my father in law's island… we'll enjoy it listening to the waves lapping the dock!
The praline topping looks amazing, such a delicious french toast bake!
The Old White Barn
What a great idea for Sundays – only problem I see is my family wanting it every day! Thanks for sharing!Susan
This is something I'd see at a nice B&B! It'd be a great dish for company, too.
La Bella Cooks
This is something you would find on a menu of a fancy restaurant for breakfast. How divine!
What a great idea! Pecans make everything more special.
I love this kind of recipes for a brunch!!! Printing this one, Velva!
wow che buono!! complimenti!
this is breakfast at its best, velva–pure decadence! bravo, bravo, bravo. 🙂
Katherine Roberts Aucoin
These are my favorite types of breakfast dishes to prepare on the wekeends. When I saw the toasty pecans…my eyes rolled in back of my head. I am making this Saturday morning!
Sinful Southern Sweets
Goodness gracious! I can almost smell the wonderfulness!! I can't wait to try this recipe!!
Laura in Paris
Looks delicious .. but very very rich … only for Sundays …
What a perfect brunch dish! I love the pecan topping.
I wish I had this dish this morning on a snow day! 🙂
The perfect brunch dish.Mimi
Meals by Misty
My husband loves this! I made it for a baby shower brunch and it was a huge hit! I made it once with the cheap maple syrup and it wasn't near as good as using the real stuff!
Oh my! My mouth literally flew open when I saw this dish. So pretty.
Oh wow, that looks incredible! I'll definitely try this.
Well Shut my MOUTH!!!
Oh wow! What a creation – looks delicious!
Betsy Banks Adams
Velva, This looks incredible. I'm going to try this recipe —maybe on Saturday!!!!! Sounds incredible. Thanks SO much.Hugs,Betsy
Wow. Rich is right. Looks great. I wish I had a houseful of people so I could try it right away.
What a wonderful treat for a Sunday brunch..my guests may never leave!!!
Together We Save
Oh my…. this sounds awesome. I will have to make this for my sunday school class.
Fabulous, just fabulous! I am going to make this NOW, for tomorrow morning! Merci beaucoup, cher!
Dear Velva, this is gorgeous and decadent and yummy scrummy! Can't wait for a free Saturday or Sunday to try it out on my family. 🙂
That sounds like sinful goodness!
Nice experimental breakfast dish!Thx.
Mmm! I love the ingredients but scared to death of them too!
Oh let me grab a plate. How rich and delicious is this! Totally soul-satisfying.
oh yum! I've made this before and it's delicious! Yours looks fantastic! Totally sinful!
Oh my. I'm in love. I hope someone makes this for me for valentine's day breakfast!
Sophie Sportende Foodie
Oooh waw, Velva!! What a tasty & marvellous brain splasher!Excellent!!! MMMMMM,…great to share with your other halve!
Stopping by way Life as Lori – that looks so very yummy! I'll have to try that – someone said Paula Deen should be the size of a small suburb – amen to that!!Still – looks tasty and I'll have to try it – soon!Thanks for sharing, err, posting 😉
And all I can think of is a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche……..loving pecans and maple syrup as I do!!!!!
mmmmm, perfect for a valentine's breakfast!
I do love French toast; have never tried it as a casserole; must be great!thank you for that recipe!Rita
I have a weakness for pecans. I love love love them.
I can only imagine how rich and delicious like this…kind of like pecan pie in a breakfast casserole form. how truly splendid!
Fresh Local and Best
This looks heavenly!
I'm convinced from the ingredients that this tastes divine..would love to try this sometimes 🙂
OMG, I'd have to go right back to bed after eating that for breakfast because I wouldn't stop at a little.
chow and chatter
oh wow looks wonderful with a good cup of coffee
Thanks for the comment on my blog! This looks like a great breakfast to wake up and have! Love love love the pecans!
Now that looks absolutely delicious.
Is it me or can I smell that in my kitchen right now? I would be in trouble because that looks so good, you would be slapping my hands and yelling at me to get out of it till it was served!
Oh my, that looks good. I may have to make that this weekend.
The whole layer of pecans atop makes the whole casserole a class of its own.
Mmmmmm, nice idea.
Velva, this looks amazing! I can almost smell it!
Velva, I'm pretty sure that you have decadence pretty well covered in this fabulous post. WOW!!
I can't do the pecans (allergic) but the rest of this looks great, especially using half and half.
I prefer savoury breakfasts usually, but I would love this for dessert! It's like a bread and butter pudding for angels!
D. at Outside Oslo
Looks fantastic. A good breakfast is such a treat.
test it comm
That looks so good! I could go for a slice right now for breakfast!
Absolutely delish! I've been staring at it, so I better say something. Thanks Velva.
Oh wow, yum! I'd love this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
wow! wish I'd seen this in time for Valentine's! I'm going to have to make this next weekend!
My in-laws are visiting next week! They're going to love you for this!
Hmm ironically enough I got whole bag of pecans sent to me… I wonder where those came from? Thank you for the inspiration and the supplies!
Tried it…it was incredible!!!!! Thanks.
This is one of my favorite French Toast recipes.Stop by my blog, I've left something for you there!!
Yum, this looks amazing. That topping has my mouthwatering! It's like bread pudding and my children (as well as me!) adore bread pudding. Thanks so much for sharing. ~ingrid
This is a must make for my daughter and I!!
All I can think is, me oh my. The rest is silence. And drooling.
but, how much sugar? and, brown or white sugar? thanks\\
Looks amazing! Just wondering how much sugar you added? You've modified Paula's recipe a bit, since hers calls for twice the amount of liquid, and she also adds cinnamon and nutmeg. Did you change the amount of sugar as well?