Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

DSCN04611 lb. stale bread, cubed

8 whole large eggs

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 1/2 cups heavy cream

5 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 Tablespoon vanilla

Butter for greasing


Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

4 Tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

4 Tablespoons cold butter, diced


Extra butter and Pure Maple Syrup for topping


Butter the bottom and sides of a 9×13″ baking dish. Place cubed bread in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs. Add in the pumpkin puree and whisk until combined. Add in the heavy cream, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla and whisk together until incorporated. Pour custard mixture over your bread cubes, tossing gently, and let sit for 3 minutes so the bread can soak up the custard. When time is up, gently toss again and pour the mixture into your prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and place in your fridge overnight. In the morning, when you are ready to bake, remove the French toast from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature while you heat up the oven to 350 degrees. Also, in a small bowl, mix together topping ingredients until the butter is incorporated and the mixture is pea sized. Crumble the topping evenly over the top and bake the French toast in the oven for 55-60 minutes until golden brown and puffy. Let the French toast bake cool slightly, cut large pieces for everyone (trust me here) and place a pat of butter on the top with a heavy drizzle of pure maple syrup.

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