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Two slices of challah french toast on a plate topped with tres leches syruc, whipped cream and a strawberry
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Tres Leches French Toast

Amazing challah french toast covered in tres leches syrup
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, latin
Servings: 6
Calories: 765kcal
Author: Cari
Cost: 15

Ingredients

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oz Grand Marnier liqueur
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 loaf of challah bread
  • whipped cream garnish
  • strawberries garnish

Instructions

  • Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 300°F.
  • Fit a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Slice your challah loaf into 1 inch slices. Place the bread in a single layer on the rack. Bake, flipping halfway through, until dry to the touch on both sides, about 15 minutes total. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes.
  • While the bread is making, make your tres leches custard. Mix the condensed milk, evaporated milk, salt, grand marnier and vanilla in a large bowl. Once it is well combined, pour 1 and a half cup of the tres leches syrup in a cup and reserve for later.
  • In the remaining tres leched syrup, mix in your eggs and cinnamon. Whisk until fully combined (no streaks of egg remaining).
  • Begin soaking your challah slices. Completely submerge the slices in the custard until drenched but not falling apart, 1 to 2 minutes per side. When removing the slice, lightly tap the bread against the side of the bowl to remove any excess custard.
  • Set a large skillet to medium-low heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add 2-3 soaked challas slices Cook until the bottoms are golden-brown, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is browned, about 3 minutes more. Add additional butter to the pan in between batches, swirling as it melts.
  • Arrange your cooked slices in a casserole dish and pour over the top the reserved tres leches syrup.
  • Serve these warm, garnish with whipped cream and berries.

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Notes

  • Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • For lower fat/lower sugar options, use fat free/sugar free condensed milk and evaporated milk
  • If looking for a dairy free option, use coconut milk, condensed milk and evaporated

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 674mg | Iron: 5mg