Orange French Toast
This recipe was inspired by Captain Citrus as I was working on that post yesterday to promote healthy eating for children. Captain Citrus has partnered with the Avengers to spread the message.
This french toast is assembled the night before so it can soak in all of the good orange juice egg custard mixture. The syrup or topping is made with the remaining juice, a little sugar and butter.
This is good enough to be served as a dessert also, if you do I’d add a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. The orange juice topping is not like syrup. It is a little thinner but really good. Get extra sauce and start dunking those bites of french toast into it.
Orange flavored french toast with a wonderful orange juice topping.
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup frozen orange juice - thawed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 16 slices French bread, each 3/4 inch thick
- Orange Sauce
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 1/2 cup water
- Spray an 8 x 8 dish casserole dish with cooking spray. Cut the bread into 3/4 inch slices. Tear into bite size pieces and place in dish.
- Mix together the egg, milk, cream, orange juice, vanilla and sugar. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
- Make the sauce while the casserole is baking. Place the orange juice, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Let set for 10 minutes. Add the cold butter, whisking while it melts.
Maybe you’d like to try?