Creme Brulee French Toast


Baked, rich, flavorful and full of love—this delectable French toast is a must-have for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Extremely delicious and the best part is that you can have it in the refrigerator marinating overnight ready to bake in the morning.


1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup butter, 1 stick

2 Tablespoons corn syrup

1 loaf French bread, sliced into 3/4-inch slices

1 1/2 cups half & half

5 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tbsp Grand Marnier

1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp mace (optional)

1/2 teaspoon salt

Use Challah for extra richness & sweetness


  1. Heat brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until well blended, stirring frequently. Pour syrup into a 9×13″ baking dish, tilting the dish to cover. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer over the syrup. Push the bread pieces in so that they all fit.
  2. Whisk half and half, eggs, vanilla, liqueur, nutmeg and salt in bowl until well blended. Pour over the bread layer. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 8 to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 * Remove dish from refrigerator and let stand until room temperature (about 30 minutes). Bake on middle rack for 35-40 minutes or until edges are golden brown and puffed. Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and or syrup, if desired.


Chef’s Notes:

*Grand Marnier (a liqueur) can be substituted with orange juice.

*Garnish with fresh berries and a sprig of mint.

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~Claudia Ghandi





29 Comments Add yours

  1. Antonia says:

    Great idea! Looks fantastic 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Antonia!! The raspberry in the photo stole the show! lol!

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  2. sounds awesome Lana 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Lynne! The overnight chilly nap is what makes them work 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Chef!! It’s become our go to brunch staple 🙂

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    1. So true, Kathryn! Add a peach bellini and we’re all set 🙂 Thanks a bunch!

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  3. cynthiamvoss says:

    This sounds and looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I used French bread & challah and challah was my favorite 🙂

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      1. cynthiamvoss says:

        Yum, challah is delicious!

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      2. Oh yes, adds just a touch of extra richness & sweetness! Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks, Freda! Can’t wait to check out your current lovely offerings as well! I’m a bit behind & I miss them!

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  4. Wow this sounds so good and a lovely picture as well!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! The caramelization really makes them wonderful!

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      1. they look amazing!

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  5. yvette says:

    Sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks so much, Yvette!!

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  6. Osyth says:

    This is like my perfect storm in food …. French Toast marries Crême Brulée – I have found heaven and I intend to indulge greedily. Thank you 😀

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    1. They simply blend, right? If I could only find a way to make the sugar crack on the bottom! 😉 Creme Brulee is a huge favorite of mine, Osyth! Thanks so much!

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      1. Osyth says:

        Always my pleasure dear friend 🙂


  7. This looks so delicious! Can I just use the white bread?

    Please visit and follow my blog ( or my Instagram (lazymom_cooking) for some recipe ideas 🙂

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    1. Sorry for my tardy response! Oh yes, but you may add an extra 5 minutes to the baking time. White breads seem to soak up a little more liquid & need to steam a bit more during baking. Thanks so much for commenting!! Great question!


  8. yokandra says:

    I looks so nice!! Yummy!!

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    1. Thanks so much! The caramelized sugar at the bottom always makes them wonderful 🙂


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