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{Make-Ahead} Amaretto Brioche Bake Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
This sweet make-ahead Amaretto Brioche Bake Casserole is elegant, but easy! Perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brioche, casserole, make ahead, overnight
Servings: 8
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup amaretto liquor
  • 2 tablespoons light-color corn syrup
  • 1 loaf (12 ounce) brioche or challah, cut into 8 slices
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Lightly coat a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter, amaretto, and corn syrup; bring to a boil, stirring continuously, for 1 minute. Pour mixture into prepare baking dish. Arrange bread slices over the sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and nutmeg. Pour evenly over the bread. Press lightly with a rubber spatula to moisten all the bread. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and the top is lightly brown.

  5. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

  6. While the casserole is resting, combine blackberries with the sugar in a small bowl. Lightly crush the berries with a fork; let stand until a syrup forms, stirring occasionally.
  7. Slice brioche and invert onto plates. Spoon berry mixture over each serving.
Recipe Notes

Brioche is a rich butter and egg French bread with a beautiful brown crust. If you can’t find it, substitute challah or a sweet egg bread. There’s no real substitute for amaretto - don’t skip it!