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French Toast à la Crème Brûlée


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French Toast à la Crème Brûlée

This simple, mouth-watering overnight french toast is a wonderful way to use leftover challah. The casserole freezes well, too.


  • Prep Time : 15 min min
  • Ready Time : 15 min



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 6 (1-inch thick) slices day-old challah, (or more as needed to cover the pan)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2%, whole milk, or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed orange juice or orange flavored liqueur


  1. In a heavy saucepan set over medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir constantly, until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  2. Coat a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the dish, tilting slightly so the caramel completely coats the surface.
  3. In one layer, arrange the slices of bread in the baking dish.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, milk or half-and-half, vanilla and orange juice or liqueur. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350. Remove the casserole from the fridge and let come to room temperature. Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, or until puffed and the edges are golden brown. Serve with individual pieces turned over so the caramel is on top.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




2 Responses to French Toast à la Crème Brûlée

  1. This is an AMAZING recipe!!! Comes together quickly and then you get to let it rest and turn into a beautiful dish!! Taste great and is easy to make!!

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