Orange Pecan French Toast: Breakfast-Brunch
Prep time:20 min.
2/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
8 slices of Italian or French bread- ½" thick
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans or 5 halves per slice
Orange Syrup - Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup (3 oz.) orange juice concentrate
Beat eggs, juice, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg together to combine.
In a 9 X 13 inch pan, arrange 8 slices of bread in a single layer. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or 2-24 hours.
Prior to baking. Place butter in 15 X 10 inch pan and place in oven to melt over bottom surface of pan. Place slices in buttered pan, place pecans on top. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. (till golden brown) Serve with orange syrup.
Prepare Orange Syrup. Combine butter, sugar, and orange juice concentrate in a saucepan over low heat until melted. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes. Using a mixer or wisk, beat till smooth. Serve Warm. Pour over Orange Pecan French Toast. Makes ¾ cup.