MAKE AHEAD FRUIT FRENCH TOAST

6 eggs
2 C milk
I T syrup
Zest and juice of 1 small orange
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 baguette or French bread cut into1/2
diagonal slices
2 C berries (all the same or mixed up)
2 T melted butter
1 C chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 C packed brown sugar
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Spray a 9 x 13 pan. Whisk eggs, milk, syrup, zest and juice and vanilla together. Dip bread slices in egg mixture and then into baking pan. Fill bottom completely. Put berries on top and along sides then pour remaining egg mixture on top and cover with clear wrap till morning. Take out and let it sit while oven is preheating. Mix together the nuts and brown sugar in the melted butter and put on top of the mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with more syrup.

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Watch out!! The fruit might not make it to the table!! Alycia’s son Eric couldn’t wait!!

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