I absolutely adore this delicious Baked Peach French Toast breakfast dish. There are lots of juicy peaches from peach pie filling on top of cinnamon-raisin bread in a wonderful custard type pudding. Yum, yum. French Toast Extraordinaire! It’s a breathtakingly spectacular breakfast casserole that will satisfy your sweet tooth and that of your whole family.
I was looking through a Taste of Home Cookbook one day and saw a beautiful picture of this recipe with apples. I wanted to try it with peaches instead so this is my adaptation of that great recipe. We love this great breakfast dish and it’s a great recipe to pair with breakfast casseroles if you’re trying to provide an extra special breakfast or brunch for birthdays, bridal showers, or even at a “breakfast for dinner” at a girl’s night out.
If you’re interested in a really special baked french toast recipe this is a great option. You can use ANY kind of pie filling: apple, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry or peach–whatever your preference. You can also add nuts if you desire. We love this amazing French toast recipe and believe you and your family will too.
When I first made this recipe in January of 2013, the pictures were taken inside under florescent lighting and without a good camera. I recently remade this recipe for Christmas breakfast, 2014, when we visited John’s family over the holidays. I decided to take a few new pictures so you can get a better idea of what this fantastic breakfast is supposed to look like. My in-laws loved this recipe, and I believe anyone who tries it will, too!
Baked Peach French Toast is an amazing breakfast casserole. When you serve this marvelous dish you turn the peaches right side up.
Lots of plump, juicy peaches are underneath the cinnamon-raisin French toast. Then you scoop the peaches out from underneath so they are on the bottom as well as the top of the bread!
Peaches are my favorite fruit but really any flavor pie filling or fruit will work in this recipe.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Pour two cans of peach pie filling in glass casserole dish.
To make custard dip for French toast: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Add cream and vanilla. Whisk ingredients together.
Dip Cinnamon-Raisin bread slices into egg mixture and submerge until bread is well coated.
Take the bread out of the bowl. Do this very gently so the bread doesn’t tear. Place dipped bread on top of the peach pie filling. Melt butter. Brush melted butter on top of each bread slice.
Mix cinnamon and sugar together.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over each piece of bread.
Fit each slice of bread into baking dish. Brush with melted butter and then sprinkle each slice with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Bake at 350, covered, for about 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5-10 minutes until bread toasts but doesn’t scorch and get too brown.
Baked Peach French Toast is like an upside-down-cake. To serve this dish you scoop the toast with a spatula onto the plate. Then, any remaining peaches in the baking dish are piled on top. I love this wonderful breakfast dish with peaches, but you can use apple, cherry, or blueberry pie filling if you prefer.
Here’s the recipe.
BAKED PEACH FRENCH TOAST
(Recipe inspired from Taste of Home 50th Anniversary Edition, page 83)
- 2 cans [url href=”http://www.duncanhines.com/products/fillings-toppings/comstock-more-fruit-apple/” target=”_blank” title=”comstock peach pie filling”]Comstock[/url] peach pie filling
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups milk (I used heavy whipping cream)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 loaf day-old [url href=”http://www.sunmaid.com/” target=”_blank” title=”sun-maid cinnamon raisin bread”]Sun-maid[/url] cinnamon-raisin bread
- 2-3 tbsp. melted butter
- 1/3 to ½ cup white sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Spoon pie filling into a 9×13” baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, whisk eggs, cream and vanilla.
- Submerge bread slices into egg mixture until well coated.
- Place bread slice on top of peaches.
- Brush melted butter over top of bread slice.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Repeat, arranging 2 rows of bread on top of pie filling, overlapping slices by about ½ to ¾.
- Bake, covered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove foil. Allow bread to crisp up another 5 minutes or so before removing from oven.
- Serve fruit side up.
Every bite of Baked Peach French Toast is amazing. Here, I served the first serving. There are more peaches in the bottom that can be spooned on top of the French toast.
This side view shows the cinnamon-raisin French toast as well as the peach pie filling on top. Baked Peach French Toast is great for special occasion breakfast’s and brunches.