Baked Orange French Toast Osceola Mill House

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"From the RSVP section of Bon Appetit from the Osceola Mills House, Gordonville,PA. Times do not include chilling time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (354.1 g)
  • Calories 611.9
  • Total Fat - 31.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 372.8 mg
  • Sodium - 544.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 62.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 32.9 g
  • Protein - 19.5 g
  • Calcium - 288.7 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 63.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

In a large bowl whisk together zest, juice, sugar, vanilla, triple sec, eggs, half-and-half, and a pinch of salt.

Step 2

Arrange bread slices in one layer in a glass baking dish, 13x9x2-inches.

Step 3

Pour mixture over bread, turning slices to coat, and chill, covered, 4 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 400F.

Step 5

Brush large baking sheet with butter.

Step 6

Using a slotted spatula arrange bread in one layer on baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each slice, and bake in middle of oven 5 minutes. Rotate pan and bake 5 minutes more. Turn bread over and bake 5 minutes more. Rotate pan and bake until bread is puffed and golden, 5 minutes more.

Step 7

Make sauce while bread is baking.

Step 8

In a small saucepan cook the butter, marmalade, and triple sec over low heat, stirring, until butter is melted.

Step 9

Drizzle french toast with sauce and serve with syrup.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Made two servings, cutting down the recipe, but made the full amount of sauce after reading the reviews. Very tasty, and just about melted in my mouth. Delicious!

review by:
(5 Jan 2021)


Made as written and it turned out delicious. Loved the orange flavor.

review by:
(2 Nov 2020)


This is quite good, and we all loved it. If baked the appropriate amount of time, the inside is puffy and melts in your mouth! Yum. The extra orange syrup doesn't make a great deal, so next time I'll double it (so we don't have to ration it out). And next time I'll butter my pan better because the middle pieces stuck to the baking pan. They still tasted fabulous, but a lot of the egg coating was mistake for being too lazy and not thoroughly buttering the pan. Thank you, lazyme. We loved this French Toast recipe!

review by:
(12 Oct 2020)


This was a delicious breakfast and one I will enjoy again! I didn't add the triple sec. Still tasted great without it.

review by:
(10 Dec 2019)


I left out the Triple Sec, but otherwise made following to a tee. What a tasty breakfast we had! Makes breakfast worth making!

review by:
(12 Sep 2018)


I love french toast and this beautiful creation does not disappoint. Seriously, it was so good, that I had to force myself to stop eating it. So much flavor. The toast puffed up beautifully, it was light, tender and fluffy. Thanks so much for sharing a new family favorite. Even the picky dh enjoyed it. My granddaughter & I enjoyed the nice subtle orange flavoring. The maple syrup, takes it over the top. Thank so much for sharing another winner. Made for Beverage Anyone? Tag Game.

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(23 Mar 2015)