Raspberry French Toast Casserole

 

Found this delicious french toast recipe in the Food Network Magazine.  I made a couple tweaks and the family loved it!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 loaf challah bread, sliced into 1-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberry jam
  • 2 cups Half & Half
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting

 

Directions:

  1. Butter the inside of a 10 inch cast iron skillet
  2. Cut bread into 1 inch slices and then in half
  3. Spread jam on one side of each bread slice
  4. Place the bread in the skillet with crust side up
  5. Whisk the following:  half & half, vanilla, eggs, 2 tablespoons sugar
  6. Pour mixture over bread in skillet and refrigerate for 4 hours (or overnight)
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  8. Scatter 1/2 of the raspberries on top of the casserole and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar
  9. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden
  10. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and top with remaining raspberries