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Upside-Down Peach French Toast

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Upside-Down Peach French Toast

Upside-Down Peach French Toast

Peach French Toast Image © Diana Rattray
This special baked French toast is delicious, and it's easy to prepare and bake. Prepare this the night before, then combine the peaches with the soaked French toast and pop it in the oven in the morning. Serve as is, with a little syrup, or serve with bacon or sausage links for a fabulous family breakfast.

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices (1-inch thick) Italian bread
  • 1 cup light cream or half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 large eggs
  • 3 large peaches, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter plus butter for baking dish

Preparation:

Arrange bread slices close together in a 13x9-inch pan. Combine the cream or half-and-half, milk, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and the eggs. Whisk until well blended. Pour over the bread and turn to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Combine the peaches with the lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Toss to blend. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning:
Heat oven to 350°. Generously butter a 13x9-inch baking dish. Spread peach mixture over the bottom of the pan and -- using a spatula to lift them -- top with the soaked bread slices. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the French toast is nicely browned.

Serves 6.

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