French Toast Forest Casserole

Heading to the Christmas tree farm? Make this for breakfast first.

Ready In: 2 hrs 30 mins

Serves: 4


  • 20  slices  of good quality  white bread, day old
  • 3  eggs
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 2  tablespoons  apricot jam
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1  tablespoon sugar


  1. Cut out the tree shapes in the bread using a cookie cutter. You can also free-form the tree shape by hand if you do not have a cookie cutter.
  2. Grease your 8- or 9-inch cast iron pan (or any round baking dish).
  3. Line up the trees in the pan with a bit of an overlap, so they are standing up.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, jam, sugar and cinnamon until smooth and well-combined.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Being sure to soak the tips of the trees as well as the bases.
  6. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight. This is to ensure the mixture is soaked up by the bread.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm with fresh fruit, maple syrup and butter or your prefered toppings.
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