This has a delicious, light creamy orange flavoring to it.  If you enjoy rich sweetness, you can double the brown sugar.  It is my husband’s favorite breakfast!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 6 (1-inch thick) slices French bread broken apart
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 orange juiced and 2-3 tsp orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in microwave. Mix in brown sugar stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. Break bread slices into large pieces and put in large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, orange juice & zest, corn syrup, and salt. Pour over the bread. Let soak at least 15 minutes.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly over brown sugar/butter mix. Sprinkle a little brown sugar over top and bake uncovered 40 minutes in preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.