Overnight French Toast w/ Fresh Blueberry Orange Syrup

1 hour
15 1-inch thick slices
easy

Jackie Garvin is the author and chef behind Syrup and Biscuits, a blog about the goodness of people, food and memories. You’ll find recipes and food related stories about Southern culture and history.

 

Ingredients

  • Slice the bread the night before, cover it with custards and allow it to chill in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, heat up your griddle and cook French toast and make a quick fresh blueberry orange sauce.
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch thick slices
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • Blueberry Orange Sauce
  • Fresh Blueberry Orange Syrup
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 cups blueberries

Fresh Blueberry Orange Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups Wish farms blueberries

Directions

  • Slice the bread the night before, cover it with orange custard and allow it to chill in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, heat up your griddle and cook french toast and make a quick fresh blueberry orange syrup.
  • Place all ingredients, except the bread slices, in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Arrange the bread slices in a single layer in a large pan. Pour the custard sauce over the bread slices. Flip them once to make sure they’re well coated. Cover with plastic wrap and leave them in the refrigerator overnight.
  • The next morning, heat up a griddle or pan to medium.
  • Add butter to griddle. Start with one tablespoon and add more if needed.
  • As soon as the butter is melted, place French toast slices on griddle.
  • Cook 2-3 minutes or until side down is brown. Flip and repeat, adding more butter if needed.
  • Cook until second side is brown and the center is firm to touch.
  • Remove and serve warm with Fresh Blueberry Orange Syrup.

Fresh Blueberry Orange Syrup

  • Add all ingredients, except blueberries, to a small saucepan. Whisk together well.
  • Add blueberries and cook, over medium heat, until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.