Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 7 day-old slices French bread (3/4 inch thick, 2 by 3 1/2 inches long)

  2. 1/4 cup golden raisins, also known as sultanas

  3. 2 large eggs

  4. 2/3 cup heavy cream

  5. 1 teaspoon light brown sugar

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 1 teaspoon lightly packed, finely grated orange zest

  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  9. 1/2 cup maple syrup

  10. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted

  11. 3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with butter. Shingle bread slices (i.e., overlap them slightly) in the dish and sprinkle raisins on top. Whisk together eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla, zest, and cinnamon in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Pour mixture over bread and let soak for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together maple syrup and butter in a medium bowl until combined. Stir in pecans and spoon mixture evenly over casserole. Place in the oven and bake until custard is set and puffed, and toast is browned, about 40 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


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