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Baked Blueberry Pecan French Toast

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While blueberries are in their prime, you must try this!
The pecans are toasted and tossed with a smidgen of butter – giving them a delicious, buttery flavor. The french baguette slices soak in an egg/milk/brown sugar mixture overnight and it all bakes to glorious perfection with fresh, tart blueberries and a brown sugar caramel drizzled atop. It is very glorious and makes a perfect Saturday morning breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Baguette
  • 6 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar, Divided
  • 1 cup Pecans, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • ½ cubes Butter
  • 2 cups Fresh Blueberries

Preparation

Butter a 9×13 baking dish. Cut 1 1/2 inch slices from the baguette and arrange flat in one layer in the dish (about 6-8 slices).

Whisk together eggs, milk, nutmeg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a large bowl and pour evenly over the bread. Refrigerate mixture, covered, until all liquid is absorbed by the bread, at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.

When you are ready to bake and serve, preheat oven to 350 F.

Spread pecans evenly in a shallow baking pan and toast in middle of oven until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Toss pecans with 1 teaspoon butter.

Alternately (and this is what I did), toast the pecans in a skillet in one layer over medium heat, stirring often. Toss with 1 teaspoon butter. (I did this the night before to save time the morning of.)

Sprinkle pecans and blueberries evenly over bread mixture.

Cut remaining 1/2 stick butter into pieces and heat with remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar in a small saucepan, stirring, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.

Drizzle butter mixture over bread and bake mixture 30 – 40 minutes or until any liquid from blueberries is bubbling.

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Sheryl Willison on 4.2.2014

Loved this! I took this to my work’s Goodie Day even though the theme was food on a stick. they all loved it as well. I used a multigrain french loaf.

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pammalammadingdong on 1.27.2010

Very good. I didn’t have blueberries but I made it anyway and it was still very good.

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ccsick on 8.27.2009

Where is the baguette in the recipe? I don’t know how much to use of the baguette, it’s not in the ingredients list

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Gina on 8.18.2009

OMG. You must make this…like right now! So good! I’m making it again next weekend at my family’s request.

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mayasmom on 4.10.2014

I made this for a church brunch and brought home an empty dish and several requests for the recipe. Easy and delicious.

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Sheryl Willison on 4.2.2014

Loved it! You definitely have to make this at home.

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Megan {Country Cleaver} on 3.23.2014

Absolutely scrumptious Mel!! Thanks so much for this fab recipe. I’ve got more blueberries to bake, so this will be happening again and again!

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jenny04 on 10.6.2010

LOVE! So easy to make and everyone asked for the recipe! I made this for a potluck baby shower, so I broke the bread in smaller pieces to make it easier to serve small amounts to more people, but that’s the only thing I did differently.

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