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Baked French Toast with Strawberry Jam

What is easier than a meal you put together, tuck in the fridge in the morning & into the oven when you get home? Baked French Toast with Strawberry Jam
Course Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 -8 Servings
Calories 430kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb from Bowl Me Over

Ingredients

  • 10 cups cubed bread
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice - can substitute 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Spray your casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  • Slice and dice the bread into 1 inch cubes- you'll need about 10-12 cups, enough to fill your casserole dish.
  • Next in a large bowl, goes eggs, half & half, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla - whisk this together really well and then simply pour it over the bread. Seal it tightly with foil and tuck it into the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning, remove it from the fridge - preheat your oven to 375 degrees and allow the casserole dish to come to room temperature (about 20 minutes) before putting it in the oven. Bake for 40 minutes covered, remove the cover and bake another 10 minutes until the crust is golden and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • While the French Toast is baking, slice the strawberries and put the strawberries, sugar and water in a pan on the stove over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar is melted. When it begins to bubble, reduce the heat to low & mash the berries with a potato masher. Continue to cook for another five minutes. Remove from the heat & set aside.
  • When the French Toast is done, remove it from the oven, top it with the strawberry jam and serve - you want it to be super indulgent? Top it with a dusting of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipped cream - YUM!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 28.6mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 3.1mg