Creme Brulee French Toast with Drunken Strawberries

Delicious Baked Creme Brulee French Toast
Creme Brulee French Toast. Josh Puetz
    60 min

This decadent breakfast dish of Crème brûlée French Toast is soaked overnight and then baked. A little time consuming, but definitely worth the wait! The results are a delicious, flavorful French Toast that puffs up with a sweet sugary dessert-like crunchy crust while staying perfectly moist inside.  

Serve with fresh sweet strawberries macerated in Grand Marnier (or other orange-flavored liqueur).  

What You'll Need

  • For the French Toast
  • 1 loaf challah or brioche bread, sliced into 1 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted (1 stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)
  • For the Drunken Strawberries
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/4-inch thick (lengthwise)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or Cointreau

How to Make It