Baked French Toast with Strawberries

French toast is a crowd-pleaser, but it's hard to make for a big group. This overnight casserole with strawberries and a sweet pecan topping fixes everything. —David Stelzl Jr., Waxhaw, NC

Directions Place bread in a single layer in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cream, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg; pour over bread. For topping, in a...

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Cooking time: 40 Min
  • Rating: 5/5
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  • 12 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • Additional maple syrup

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