Upside-Down Caramel Latte Bake

With caramel, custard and whipped topping, this coffee-infused French toast bake is almost like a dessert!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 9 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 8

Ingredients

Caramel Base

3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup maple syrup
1
tablespoon instant espresso powder
1/2
cup chopped pecans
10
slices (1/2 inch thick) French bread

Caramel Layer

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup chopped pecans
10
slices (1/2 inch thick) French bread

Custard

6
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
3/4
cup whipping cream
3/4
cup milk
1/4
cup granulated sugar

Whipped Topping

1/2
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, mix 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, the maple syrup and espresso. Cook 4 to 6 minutes over medium heat until sugars dissolve and mixture is smooth. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans. Top with 10 slices French bread, cutting slices in half if necessary to fit in baking dish in single layer.
  • 3 Drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over bread in pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup pecans. Top with 10 slices French bread.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat custard ingredients with wire whisk. Slowly pour mixture over French bread. Press down on bread with spatula so all of bread absorbs egg mixture. Cover; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours.
  • 5 When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Uncover; bake 35 to 40 minutes until puffed and lightly browned. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • 6 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat whipped topping ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Serve each piece upside down with a dollop of whipped topping.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    760
    (
    Calories from Fat
    390),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    44g
    44%
    (Saturated Fat
    21g,
    21%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    250mg
    250%;
    Sodium
    440mg
    440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    79g
    79%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    59g
    59%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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