I first tasted this amazingness at a Christmas breakfast party about 7ish years ago. They are really, really good. I hadn't made them in quite some time, until I had a little Christmas breakfast get together of my own yesterday. They were a HUGE hit.
Carmel Pecan French Toast1-cup brown sugar packed
½ cup butter
2 Tbl light corn syrup
1-cup pecans chopped
1 loaf French bread sliced into 18 slices
6 eggs beaten
1 ½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbl sugar
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
In a medium saucepan, stir together brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Heat and stir until the butter is melted and brown sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 3 qt. Rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the pecans. Arrange half of the bread slices in a single layer over pecans (you may have to cut some to make them fit). Sprinkle with remaining pecans and top with the remaining bread slices. In a medium bowl stir eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour over bread slices. Press with back of spoon to moisten. Stir together sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over bread. Cover and chill 8-24 hours. Bake uncovered in 350* oven for 30-40 mins. or until lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes. Invert onto serving plates. Serves 9.
I don't usually layer the bread. I like the caramely, nutty goodness on every bite. So I will double every thing else and make two pans (because, really, no one will complain about having too much). It's best served with a bit of whip cream on the top. Enjoy!