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Holiday Spice French Toast Casserole

This sweet custard french toast that can be assembled the night before, making it a great option for those mornings when you've got a houseful of hungry guests. The added cinnamon, dash of cloves, and molasses make this the perfect holiday breakfast treat to serve during the holidays.

Course Dessert


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter for frying
  • 1 loaf Brioche or and soft bread


  1. Stove Top: Mix custard ingredients and set aside

  2. Slice Brioche

  3. Preheat large skillet and add 1 tbsp butter

  4. Dip bread in custard and fry for a couple minutes on each side or until golden brown

  5. Overnight Method: Mix custard ingredients and set aside

  6. Butter a 9-by-13 inch baking dish and layer the bread

  7. Pour custard mix over the top, cover, and refrigerate

  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 40 minutes

  9. Syrup: 1/2 cup buttermilk plus 1 cup maple syrup

  10. Optional: Add a dollop of whip cream and crushed ginger snaps

Recipe Notes

Try the egg and cheese version!  Double the eggs, add 2 cups of cheese a few pieces of bacon.