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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6

Bacon Maple French Toast Bake

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Sliced Bread


  • 1 loaf of Villaggio Artesano® Original White Bread
  • 8 – 12 slices high-quality thick cut Bacon
  • Butter, for baking dish
  • 3 1/3 cup (800ml) Half-and-Half
  • 3 1/3 cup (800ml) Milk
  • 1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla
  • 5 large Eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup (250g) Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25g) Salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5g) Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) Maple Syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Heat up a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and (partially) cook the bacon for about 2-3 minutes in one layer and set aside
  3. Butter a 13 x 9-inch oven-proof baking dish or large roasting pan
  4. Arrange slices of bread in one layer
  5. Whisk eggs together with brown sugar, salt and cayenne pepper and set aside
  6. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, combine the milk, cream and vanilla and bring to a boil then, slowly add/whisk in the egg mixture gradually and keep whisking until fully combined
  7. Pour in melted butter to incorporate
  8. Pour mixture through a sieve over the bread slices
  9. Bread will float on top, so gently press down on the slices to make sure they are covered and fully absorb the mixture
  10. Slice the par-cooked bacon in half and layer slices of bread
  11. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 15 minutes, and then using a large spoon gently press down bread slices, and continue to bake for approximately 15 minutes, ensuring that it does not overcook as it will continue to cook while resting
  12. Remove from oven and serve hot to maple syrup