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Spiced Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

What a sweet way to start your morning! It’s perfect for the holidays, but we enjoy it year-round. Prep the evening before, and in the morning you can pop this in the oven and have a delicious breakfast in no time! —Joanne Wessel, Greenwood, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 65 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 14 cups cubed challah or egg bread (about 28 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Confectioners' sugar and maple syrup, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the first 10 ingredients until blended. Add bread cubes and raisins; gently stir to combine. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until edges of bread are golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 65-75 minutes.
  • Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with confectioners' sugar and syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 529 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 207mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.

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