Fresh Peach Overnight French Toast

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What do you do when you have a 25 pound box of fresh peaches staring you in the face?

a) eat multiple peaches daily
b) freeze bags and bags of peaches
c) make peach french toast
d) all of the above

The answer is D of course!

In the past I’ve made a delicious Overnight Caramel French Toast for group brunches, and it’s always a huge hit, so when I had to come up with something to make for Father’s Day brunch yesterday, I figured something similar was a safe bet.

Success! This recipe was awesome — kind of a cross between a peach cobbler, bread pudding and french toast. I made some homemade whipped cream to go on top and it was the perfect finishing touch with just a hint of sweetness.

 

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Fresh Peach Overnight French Toast

Serves 8-10. Adapted from All You.


Ingredients:

French Toast:

1 8-oz loaf French bread*, sliced

8 large eggs

2 cups whole milk

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

6-8 medium peaches, sliced

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup heavy cream


Sweet Whipped Cream (optional)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp powdered sugar


Directions:

French Toast:


Arrange bread in a tight, flat layer in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.


In a large bowl, whisk eggs with milk, sugar and vanilla until blended; pour over bread. Arrange peaches on top and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove baking dish from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Pour cream into a small pan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cook until reduced by half, approximately 10 minutes. Drizzle over peaches and bake, uncovered, until casserole is lightly browned on top and just cooked through, 50-55 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


Sweet Whipped Cream (optional):


Beat cream and vanilla at medium-high speed with an electric mixer; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.


*I used Pepperidge Farm's "Twin French", which comes 2 loaves to a bag. Popped the other one in the freezer so I can make another batch of this french toast soon!


 

Here in Nashville we’re fortunate to have The Peach Truck bringing us luscious peaches from Georgia every week, so be sure to check out their pick up locations to make your own delicious creations!