Raspberry-Almond French Toast Bake


Raspberry-Almond French Toast Bake

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Surprise guests with the sweet aroma of bread baked in a rich custard sauce and generously topped with streusel and berry-infused maple syrup. Refrigerate the dish overnight and it’s ready to bake the next morning, making brunch a breeze.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 10
2 (14-oz. each) loaves Hy-Vee Bakery Artisan French baguette bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
9 Hy-Vee large eggs, lightly beaten
2 ¼ c. Hy-Vee whole milk
1 ½ c. Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream
¾ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
1 tbsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
½ tsp. Hy-Vee almond extract
¼ c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed
¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, cold, cubed
¼ c. Hy-Vee slivered almonds
¾ c. Hy-Vee Select 100% pure maple syrup
1 ½ c. fresh raspberries, divided
Hy-Vee powdered sugar, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • 3-quart rectangular baking dish
  • Medium bowl
  • Small saucepan


  1. Grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Place bread slices in baking dish; set aside.
  2. For custard, in a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Carefully pour over the bread in dish. Using the back of a serving spoon, press bread to coat with custard. Cover dish and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  3. For crumb topping, in a medium bowl combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in almonds. Transfer to a storage container; cover and refrigerate.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dish from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add crumb topping and bake for 30 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and topping is puffed and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Just before serving, in a small saucepan heat maple syrup over medium-high heat just until boiling. Add 1 cup raspberries; slightly mash berries. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup berries on casserole; top with berry-syrup mixture. If desired, sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

Nutrition facts


590 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 230mg
  • Sodium: 640mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 77g
  • Protein: 18g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 8%
Iron 25%
Calcium 15%

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Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2016.