Panettone French Toast Casserole with Brown Sugar Topping
Use delicious Italian panettone to make a flavorful french toast casserole with a tasty brown sugar topping. Perfect recipe for the holidays and brunches.
Keyword panettone, panettone casserole, panettone french toast
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 50minutes
1 ½cupshalf & half
1loafpanettone bread(about a pound)
Melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup in a small saucepan. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk to combine the mixture until smooth and fully incorported. Pour into a 13 x 9 baking dish or casserole dish.
Cut one and a half inch slices from the panettone bread and arrange them in a single layer in the baking dish, cutting and squeezing them to fit snuggly.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, half & half and vanilla. Pour over the panettone. Gently push bread down to make sure the custard covers all pieces. If making ahead, cover the casserole and refrigerate overnight. If baking immediately, proceed to next step.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered until the panettone is puffed and the edges are pale and golden, approximiately 40 minutes.
Let sit five minutes before serving. Serve with maple syrup on the side.
This is a great recipe to make ahead and bake the next day. It can also be prepped and baked immediately. Scoop and serve so that the brown sugar bottom of the casserole is on top.
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