One of my favorite parts about the holidays is the fact our whole family is together. My sister comes into town with her family and all of my sisters and their family’s get to spend time together. There is nothing better to me than just hanging out, visiting, letting cousins play and enjoying good food together. I know this chaos would drive some people batty, but I am strange in that way. The more people, the more laughs, the more messes, the more food, the more kids, the better. I am sure I drive my husband crazy, but to me, that’s what makes life fun! Besides enjoying each others company, good food is definitely the next best part of getting together. I am a sister-hog and beg my sister and her family to stay with us anytime they come into town. I bribe them with lots of food and that usually seems to do the trick 🙂
My friend shared this recipe with me and I knew it would be the perfect solution to a family breakfast we all would love. We served this dish with lots of fresh fruit, juice and bacon/sausage. The great thing about this recipe is it can be made the night before, placed in the fridge over night and ready to go in the morning. I put this in the oven in the morning when we woke up to go on a jog, went out and enjoyed some fresh air and then came back and consumed all of the calories we had just burned on our run. It was WELL worth every calorie though!
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups sliced peaches (canned, bottled or fresh)
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 cup peach jam (optional)
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tbls. vanilla
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 9-12 slices of french bread or white sandwich bread
- In a sauce pan, bring the brown sugar and butter to a low boil and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Add 2 tablespoons of milk, let foam and remove from the stove. Pour into a 9x13 pan. Peel and slice the peaches.
- Spread the peaches on top of the butter/brown sugar.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, peach jam, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Whisk together until smooth.
- Cut up the pieces of French bread into one inch cubes. Lay the french bread pieces evenly over the top of the peaches. Pour the egg mixture on top of the bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar (optional) and cover with tinfoil. Keep in the fridge overnight (or cook immediately) and then bake uncovered at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is cooked through and no longer soggy.