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Creme Brulee French Toast

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Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
8 or 9-inch round-style purchased bread
5 large eggs
1-1/2 cups half & half
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup in saucepan, stirring until smooth. Pour butter mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cut 6 (1-inch) thick slices from center of bread, discarding ends; trim crust. Arrange slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit. Combine eggs, half & half, vanilla, Grand Marnier and salt. Whisk well until blended. Pour evenly over bread slices. Chill coverd for 8 to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until puffed and edges are pale golden brown. Serve immediately.

Jodie Williams
Eldridge, Iowa



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