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Maggie Mae’s Crème Brulé French Toast

creme brulee French toast by Maggie Mae's

Maggie Mae's Creme Brulee French Toast

Maggie's Creme Brulee French Toast is one of the most popular breakfast menu items. This is a home version that produces the crunchy sweet top and creamy center.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 slices of Texas toast
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Additional granulated sugar for caramelizing
  • FOR SERVING:
  • Fresh berries
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, whole milk, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until frothy.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Slowly dip each slice of Texas toast into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides thoroughly. The liquid needs a second to soak into the toast. Allow any excess mixture to drip off.
  • Place the dipped Texas toast slices onto the skillet or griddle and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining slices, adding more butter as needed.
  • Transfer the cooked French toast slices to a baking dish or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat your oven's broiler to high heat. Place oven shelf 6 to 8 inches from top.
  • Sprinkle or sift a thin, even layer of granulated sugar over each slice of Texas toast.
  • Place the baking dish or baking sheet with the French toast slices under the broiler and watch closely until the sugar melts and caramelizes to a golden brown color. This should take about 1-2 minutes, but keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.
  • Once caramelized, remove the French toast slices from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve the Crème Brûlée French Toast warm, topped with fresh berries, maple syrup, and a dusting of powdered sugar if desired.

Notes

We may do our recipe slightly different with equipment the home cook doesn't have in their kitchen, but the results are the same.
Keyword creme, french, toast
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