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Baked Orange Pecan French Toast


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Submitted by Steffen Bentley, Citrus Marketing Services, Inc.

This is one of our all-time favorite brunch recipes. Drizzle your French toast with orange syrup and pour some Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice. It all goes together like Saturday and Sunday.


French Toast Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 8 & 1/2-inch thick bread slices
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Orange Syrup Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice


  • Beat together eggs, juice, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and nutmeg.
  • Arrange bread in a single layer and top with egg mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Melt butter in a 10x15x2-inch pan, and arrange bread on top.
  • Bake at 350º F for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • For the sauce, combine and cook over low heat. Do not boil. Cook for 10 minutes and serve warm.

Serves 4