Tsoureki French Toast Casserole
By: Eleni Saltas
Repurpose your leftovers! This Tsoureki French Toast Casserole gives extra life to leftover Tsoureki (Greek Easter Sweet Bread). Use your own Tsoureki (or day old Brioche, Challah bread), or my tsoureki recipe, found here, flavored with plenty of orange zest. Prepare for a fancy looking breakfast that is effortless.
- Day (or more) old Tsoureki, sliced into ½ inch thick slices
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar, plus more for crumbling on top
- 7 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup half and half
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Powdered sugar, for sprinkling on top (optional)
- Choice of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries for topping
- Maple syrup, for serving
Step by Step Instructions
Melt butter in a medium saucepan, stir in brown sugar until melted and well combined. Spread this mixture in a 9×13 baking dish.
Layer tsoureki slices in the bottom of the baking dish, either in a single layer or slightly overlapping each other.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk until well combined and pour over the slices of tsoureki evenly to lightly cover the bread. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and chunks of brown sugar.
Bake at 425F for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon and powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy with syrup and fruit.
*This recipe uses about ½ loaf of the average tsoureki size. To measure, layer your sliced tsoureki in your baking dish to fit properly before assembling the dish.