16 3/4” slices French bread 1 tsp. nutmeg
8 eggs 1 tsp. salt
2 C milk or half-and-half 2/3 C butter
1/4 C sugar 1 C chopped pecans
1/4 C orange juice 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Arrange bread in a single layer in 9×13 baking dish. Whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, orange juice, vanilla, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread slices, turning to coat. Chill, covered, for 2-10 hours.
Heat 2/3 C butter in 10×15 baking pan in 400° oven until melted, tilting pan to ensure even coverage. Arrange bread in single layer. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Mix pecans, brown sugar & 2 T butter. Sprinkle over toast & broil 5 inches from heat for 1 minute or until bubbly. WATCH IT! Serves 8.