Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe With Drunken Strawberries

Delicious Baked Creme Brulee French Toast
Josh Puetz
Ratings (10)
  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 - 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
585 Calories
33g Fat
65g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 - 6
Amount per serving
Calories 585
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 236mg 79%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 10g
Calcium 179mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This decadent breakfast dish of crème brûlée French toast is soaked overnight and then baked. A little time consuming, but definitely worth the wait! The results are a delicious, flavorful French Toast that puffs up with a sweet sugary dessert-like crunchy crust while staying perfectly moist inside. Serve with fresh sweet strawberries macerated in Grand Marnier (or other orange-flavored liqueur).  

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf challah or brioche bread (sliced into 1 1/2-inch thick slices)
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted (1 stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • Optional: powdered sugar
  • 1 quart strawberries (hulled and sliced 1/4-inch thick, lengthwise)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or Cointreau

Steps to Make It

Make the French Toast

  1. Butter a 9 by 13 baking dish.

  2. In a small pot, melt the butter with the brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir together until the sugar is completely melted. Pour mixture into the baking dish.

  3. Place the bread slices on top of the butter and sugar mixture in one even layer. Squeeze the edges slightly to make the bread fit.

  4. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, vanilla, salt, and 2 teaspoons of Grand Marnier. Pour this mixture over the bread. Tightly cover baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

  5. Let dish stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before placing in the preheated oven at 350 F.

  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until french toast is golden and puffed.

  7. Serve hot with drunken strawberries and powdered sugar sprinkled on top.

Make the Drunken Strawberries

  1. Combine sliced strawberries, sugar, and Grand Marnier in a small bowl.

  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours up to 24 hours.