Peach French Toast Casserole


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We leave in the country of peaches so you would think that we would have the best ones!!! Well I don’t know if it was me just not picking the right peaches, but no matter where I went, no matter where I received them from, this year’s peaches have been quite disappointing. If you have been more lucky, please let me know where you have been:-)
Well I had so many peaches that i could not eat simply as it that i had to think of ways yo ” recycle” them.

One day I made a pork tenderloin with them, another day i made muffins and today i made a breakfast casserole. I am not much of a casserole, but my son loves them and  this way i can make sure he has a hearty breakfast before going off to school. My recipe was inspired by a recipe that I had seen on allrecipes.com, it looked so appetizing that  I had to try:-)
I did not follow the recipe that I had seen as it suggested using boxed peaches and stale bread.

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Ingredients for a large casserole for 8-12 ( depending how hungry your crowd is;-))

  • 1 loaf of old fashioned French bread ( without the crust or a loaf of challah bread)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk/ or half and half
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of fresh peaches sliced in quarters
  1. In a large frying pan, melt the butter. When it is melted, add the sugar and bring the mixture to boil. Reduce the heat down and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the peaches and cook them for 5 min making sure to turn them every so often. photo 1
  3. Place the peaches at the bottom of your pan. I used the sunflower mold. I make them look pretty but you don’t have to! photo 2
  4. Pour the caramel, photo 3
  5. Slice the bread in about 1 inch wide and place the slices above the caramel. photo 4
  6. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, vanilla and cream and mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture over the bread. Place a plate over the bread to keep it down or the bread will float up, and let the casserole sit for a few hours ( overnight is best).
  8. Turn the heat to 350 and cook the casserole for 30 minutes or until the bread is a nice brown.photo 5

9. Let the casserole cool a bit before serving. You may serve it straight out of the bowl, or unmold it. It is best eaten warm. photo 2

10. enjoy!!!photo

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!