Crème Brulee French Toast Casserole

May 20, 2016

It takes a little time to prepare, but the caramel sauce topping and baked in sweetness is well worth the effort and planning! Our fresh-ground full flavor cinnamon makes a difference with this unforgettable dish!


1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ tsp Stuart's Spices House Ground Cinnamon
½ cup butter or margarine
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
12 - 1 inch thick slices French bread
8 eggs
2 cups half & half


  1. In small saucepan over medium heat, bring brown sugar, butter & corn syrup to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour into greased 13x9 baking dish.                                        
  2. Lightly brown French bread in oven, then place on top of the caramel mixture in the baking dish. Fill gaps with any remaining bread.                                                            
  3. Combine sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon & sprinkle over bread.                                         
  4. In large bowl mix eggs, half & half, vanilla & remaining cinnamon. 
    Pour over bread, slowly, to keep the bread from floating.
  1. Cover & chill for 8 hrs or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 min. before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 300 for 40-50 min until custard has set. Cool ~5 min., cut and serve bottom side facing up.

Feeds 6-8 as a main dish or 12-16 as a side.