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Oven-Baked Nutmeg Praline French Toast
Oven-Baked Nutmeg Praline French Toast Dairy
Serves 4.


8 slices Italian bread, cut about 3/4-inch thick
4 eggs
1 cup milk or half and half
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup. butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon butter, melted


Place bread, single layer, in 13x9x2 baking dish. In a bowl combine the eggs, milk, and orange juice, vanilla, nutmeg and salt and whisk together. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, turning the bread once. Refrigerate covered overnight. Preheat oven to 400. Place 1/3 cup butter in 15×10-inch jelly roll pan in oven to melt. Arrange bread slices in single layer on jelly roll pan. Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Meanwhile, combine pecans, brown sugar and melted butter in small bowl. When the French Toasts has cooked for 20 minutes remove it from the oven and sprinkle the mixture over baked French toast. Heat the oven to broil.  Broil the French toast about 5 inches from heat, watching carefully, about 1 minute or until topping begins to bubble. Serve immediately.