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Orange-Pecan French Toast Casserole

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1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
Cooking Spray
1/2 cup pecans
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup skim milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large egg whites
2 large eggs
12 slices (1-inch thick) French bread


1) Combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray and pour ingredients into dish. Sprinkle with pecans.

2) Combine the orange rind and next 7 ingredients(not the bread slices), and stir with a whisk.

3) Arrange bread slices over pecans in dish and pour the egg mixture over the bread.

4) Cover and refrigerate one hour or up to overnight.

5) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Carefully turn over the bread slices to absorb excess egg mixture.

6) Let stand a room temperature for 20 minutes.

7) Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serves 10-12.