Peachy French Toast

prep. time
45 min
total time
90 min


12 large ripe South Carolina peaches
¾ cup granulated sugar
1/3   cup all-purpose flour
Cooking spray

¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Dash of nutmeg

½ teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
12 slices stale French bread, thick cut
2 Tablespoons sugar


1. Carefully cut an X on the bottoms of peaches just through the skin. Add ice water to a large pot. Fill another large pot with water and boil. Dunk the peaches into the boiling water for 20 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon, and put into ice water. Slip loose skins off peaches. Cut peaches in half; remove pits. Slice peaches.

2. Preheat oven to 350°.

3. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine peaches, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and flour. Pour into baking dish. Let stand 30 minutes.

4. Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar, orange rind, orange juice, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggs.

5. Cut the bread slices into 2 triangles. First dip bread into the orange juice mixture. Then arrange on top of peach mixture. Sprinkle granulated sugar over bread. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden.


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