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French Toast

  • Author: Debbie
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 1x


Overnight Success with this one!


  • 1 loaf stale thick sliced bread (13 to 16 ounces.)
  • Butter (for pan)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 16 oz Philly Cream Cheese (softened)
  • Praline Topping (optional)


  1. Spread a good layer Cream Cheese on one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Mix together 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, sprinkle over cream cheese.
  3. Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, 2 table spoons sugar, vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly.
  5. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture.
  6. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices.
  7. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  8. The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 45 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden.
  10. Serve with Maple or Pecan Syrup.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Southern