Pie Maker Condensed Milk French Toast

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Recipe: #36372

January 29, 2021

Categories: French Toast

"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (197.3 g)
  • Calories 343.8
  • Total Fat - 14 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 453.7 mg
  • Sodium - 483.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 21.2 g
  • Calcium - 241.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat a pie maker and use a 6.5 cm pastry cutter to cut a disc from each slice of brioche.

Step 2

Whisk together the eggs, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla in a shallow bowl until evenly combined.

Step 3

Soak half the brioche discs in the egg mixture for 1 minute each side. Lift out 1 at a time, letting excess mixture run back into the bowl and place 2 pieces in each hole of the pie maker and close lid and cook for 4 minutes or until golden and the egg has set.

Step 4

Repeat with remaining brioche discs and egg mixture and place French toast on a serving platter and drizzle over maple syrup and serve with ice-cream, if using.


  • Mini pie maker.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to buy brioche bread that is soft and fresh.
  • If you don't have sweetened condensed milk, you can make your own by combining equal parts of white sugar and evaporated milk.

  • Replace the brioche bread with sourdough bread. This substitution will add a more subtle flavor to the French toast and give it a more rustic texture.
  • Replace the sweetened condensed milk with coconut milk. This substitution will add a hint of coconut flavor and make the French toast dairy-free.

Strawberry French Toast Replace the maple syrup with a strawberry sauce. To make the strawberry sauce, combine 1 cup of strawberries, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until the strawberries have broken down and the sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve the French toast with the strawberry sauce and ice-cream.

Blueberry Compote - A sweet and tangy compote made with fresh or frozen blueberries and a hint of lemon juice. It pairs perfectly with the French toast and adds a delicious burst of flavor to the dish.

Maple Glazed Bacon: Crispy bacon glazed with maple syrup and a hint of smoked paprika. The sweet and smoky flavors of the bacon pair perfectly with the blueberry compote and the French toast for a delicious breakfast combination.


Q: How long should I cook the French toast in the pie maker?

A: Cook the French toast in the pie maker for 4 minutes or until golden and the egg has set.

Q: Can I use regular bread for French toast in a pie maker?

A: Yes, you can use regular bread for French toast in a pie maker. However, it's best to use slightly stale bread as it will hold its shape better.

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Fun facts:

The French toast is believed to have originated in medieval Europe, where it was known as 'pain perdu' or 'lost bread'. This was because it was a way of using up stale bread that would otherwise be thrown away.

The famous American chef Julia Child is credited with popularizing French toast in the United States. Her recipe for 'Pain Perdu' was featured in her 1961 cookbook 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking'.