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Raspberry French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Raspberry French Toast Breakfast Casserole - This beautiful dish may look fancy but, it's an easy recipe and comes out perfectly divine tasting. Great for breakfast, brunch, and even dessert. Always a huge hit with family and friends.
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked French Toast, French Toast, French Toast Casserole, raspberries, Raspberry French Toast
Servings 8
Author Regina

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 loaf challah bread, sliced into 1-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberry jam, homemade or store bought
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 6 large or extra large eggs
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 pint raspberries, you can use frozen, just let thaw and pat dry
  • powdered sugar for dusting on top

Instructions

  1. 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 powdered sugar and top with remaining raspberries, enjoy!