This recipes comes from my grandmother. She makes it every Christmas morning. To this day when I smell brown sugar I feel like I am home. - Shannon Worrell —Shannon Worrell
Test Kitchen Notes
Crunchy brown sugar topping is my primary food group, so I was really excited to give this a shot. The topping was everything I'd hoped for -- it almost made the maple syrup unnecessary. The only thing I might do differently if I made it again would be to add a little more cinnamon to the custard and add some to the topping -- the cinnamon got lost in all the eggs and milk. Overall, YUM and so easy! - emmanation —The Editors
6-8 unless your hungry!
French bread loaf
cups whole milk
fine chopped pecans
In This Recipe
Slice french bread into approximately 20 pieces around 1inch each. lay next to one another in a large greased 9by13 inch pan. Some may need to be over lapped. In a large bowl mix eggs, milk,sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt whisk together lightly. Pour mixture over the slices making sure to soak them fully.Next pour a light drizzle of maple syrup over top. Cover and place in refrigerator over night. The next day pre heat oven to 350 degrees F In a bowl mix the pecan, butter and brown sugar spread on top of mixture and bake for approximately 35 minutes. Serve with more maple syrup and butter!