I found the BEST RECIPE EVER on pinterest the other day and just at the right moment!
This recipe was SUPER easy to make and I will take you through it step by step!
- 1/2 Cup (1stick) Butter
- 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 and a half Loaf of Challah Bread
- 8 Eggs
- 2 Cups Eggnog (store bought)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray or butter...
Melt stick of butter over medium heat in a small saucepan.
Once fully melted, add in maple syrup and brown sugar.
Whisk continuously until boils and pour over the bottom of your greased pan and spread evenly.
Cut up the bread into 1/2 inch pieces. (The original recipe called for plain french bread but I prefer the taste of Challah bread and I think that it absorbs the wet ingredients in a really nice even way)
Add the bread to the baking dish
Next it's time for the wet ingredients... In a large mixing bowl whisk the 8 eggs and the vanilla.
Add in the eggnog and whisk until fully incorporated.
Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours)
The next day...
Preheat oven to 325
Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and place in oven for 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375 and remove the foil. Bake uncovered for 10 additional minutes. The top should be golden brown.
Remove from oven and add (if you want) powdered sugar and berries.
This is BEYOND yummy!!! The caramel on the bottom is just perfect!