French Custard Toast

This French Custard Toast is a melt-in-your-mouth recipe for French Toast!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes + chill time

Cook Time: 40 minutes

French Custard Toast


  • twelve 1 1/2-inch- thick slices of day-old French bread4 large eggs
  • 4 cups evaporated or whole milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Evenly divide bread slices between two greased 9x13-inch glass baking dishes. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, zest, vanilla and salt. Pour evenly over the bread. Let it soak for five minutes. Turn the bread slices over. Cover and chill for 12 hours (or overnight).
  3. Before serving, preheat oven to 325° F. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over bread.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 30-45 minutes. Serve immediately with powdered sugar, fresh fruit, or syrup.

2 Responses to “French Custard Toast”

  1. postedSep 20, 2014 5:13 PM

    Does this have a custard texture on the inside after cooking?

    • postedSep 21, 2014 11:56 AM

      yes- tender and custard-y.

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