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Plum Upside-Down Baked French Toast

Plum Upside-Down Baked French ToastA fresh plum sauce makes a delectable base for this elegant French toast casserole.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 slices French bread (1-inch thick, 4-inch diameter)
2 cups chopped ripe fresh plums
2 tablespoon water
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Beat eggs, milk, almond extract and vanilla in medium bowl until blended.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the egg mixture into 9-inch square baking dish. Place bread slices in mixture; pour remaining egg mixture over bread. Let stand, carefully turning occasionally, until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile combine plums and water in medium saucepan; cook, covered, over medium heat until tender. Add sugar and lemon peel; mix. Spread in 8-inch square baking dish.
  5. Place soaked bread on top of plums.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned and no visible liquid egg remains, 20 to 30 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: Bread may be soaked in egg mixture, covered and refrigerated, several hours or overnight. Handle gently when arranging on top of plums.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 364; total fat: 9g; saturated fat: 3g; polyunsaturated fat: 2g; monounsaturated fat: 3g; cholesterol: 280mg; sodium: 431mg; carbohydrates: 56g; dietary fiber: 2g; protein: 16g; vitamin A: 718.7IU; vitamin D: 69.0IU; folate: 111.4mcg; calcium: 102.1mg; iron: 3.3mg; choline: 199.9mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Egg Board (AEB) and Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).