Food Recipes French Toast Casserole With Pecans and Raisins 4.5 (24) 1 Review This delectable brunch recipe serves up to eight people. By Chris Morocco Chris Morocco Chris is a senior food editor and test kitchen director at Bon Appétit with over 10 years of experience in the food industry. He wrote for Real Simple for nearly two years, starting in 2013. At Bon Appétit, he also hosts their YouTube series Reverse Engineering, where Chris is tasked to recreate dishes based on his super-tasting abilities (without seeing the dishes he'll be cooking). Highlights: * 10+ years of experience in the food industry * Associate Food Editor, Bon Appétit for nearly 3 years * Staff Food Editor, Real Simple for nearly 2 years * Senior Food Editor and Test Kitchen Director, Bon Appétit for 7 years * Host of Reverse Engineering Bon Appétit YouTube Series * Graduated from International Culinary Center Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 28, 2016 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Charles Masters Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 large eggs 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup whole milk ⅔ cup maple syrup, plus more for serving 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Kosher salt ½ cup pecans ¼ cup raisins 1 ½ pounds sourdough or country bread, cut into thick slices Unsalted butter for the baking dish 2 tablespoons raw or turbinado sugar Directions Heat oven to 350° F. Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Stir in the pecans and raisins. Add the bread and soak, turning occasionally, until it has absorbed most of the custard, 20 to 30 minutes. Arrange the bread in an overlapping pattern in a buttered 3-quart baking dish. Pour over any remaining liquid, nuts, and raisins from the bowl. Sprinkle with the raw sugar. Bake until set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes. Serve warm, with additional maple syrup. Chef's Notes To make ahead, soak the bread and custard in a bowl overnight. In the morning, layer in a casserole and bake as instructed. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 570 Calories 20g Fat 78g Carbs 20g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 570 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 26% Cholesterol 225mg 75% Sodium 570mg 25% Total Carbohydrate 78g 28% Total Sugars 28g Protein 20g Calcium 217mg 17% Iron 4mg 22% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.