Enjoy This Make-Ahead Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast

Forget about batches and flipping -- our baked French toast is where it's at; a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, and it's made completely ahead! Whisk, soak, bake, serve, enjoy! Want more? Download our December issue for four more variations.

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Baked Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast

Unsalted butter, room temperature, for baking dish

8 large eggs

3 1/2 cups whole milk

1/3 cup sugar

1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

10 1/2-inch-thick slices brioche (about 8 ounces)

1/2 cup raisins

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1. Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Dip brioche in egg mixture, then arrange in dish, overlapping slightly and sprinkling raisins between slices. Pour remaining egg mixture over brioche and let stand 30 minutes or refrigerate up to overnight. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Bake until puffed and custard is just set in center, 55 to 65 minutes (tent with foil if browning too quickly). Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

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