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Crème Brûlée French Toast

This Crème Brûlée French Toast is light and fluffy with a crunchy sugar coating reminiscent of the popular French dessert. The tasty breakfast is sure to be a hit when served with maple syrup and fresh berries!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword creme brulee, french toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 pieces

Ingredients

  • French bread sliced into 12 - 1" pieces
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat skillet over medium heat.

  2. Whisk together eggs, heavy cream, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Soak each slice of bread in the mixture. 

  3. Add a little bit of butter to the skillet. Place a soaked slice of bread on the skillet and cook until bread is golden brown on both sides. It takes a couple of minutes on each side.

  4. Once bread is cooked, add a thin layer of sugar to the top of each piece of French toast. Caramelize with a cooking torch until sugar is hardened and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by The Recipe Critic.

  1. You can also use brioche bread or challah instead of French bread in this recipe.
  2. If you don't have a kitchen torch, place the bread slices on a baking sheet and heat under the broiler for a couple of minutes (watch it carefully so the sugar doesn't burn!).