Baked French Toast with Cardamom and Marmalade

Author:Bon Appétit
Yield:10 Serving(s)
Category:Main Courses


1 1/4 cups orange marmalade
10 4 x 4 x 1-inch-thick slices egg bread
1 1/4 cups whole milk
3/4 cups whipping cream
1/2 cups sugar
large egg yolks
large eggs
1 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. grated orange peel
1 tbsp. grated lemon peel
4 tsp. sugar


  1. Make French toast.
  2. Butter 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Spread marmalade evenly over 1 side of each bread slice. Cut slices diagonally in half, forming triangles. Arrange triangles crosswise in dish, marmalade side up and overlapping slightly.
  3. Whisk milk and next 7 ingredients in large bowl. Pour custard over bread. Let bread stand 1 hour, basting occasionally, or cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Make citrus syrup.
  5. Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let stand at least 1 hour. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake French toast, uncovered, until puffed and golden brown, about 50 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; serve with citrus syrup.