The Caldwell House Pecan Praline French Toast

The Caldwell House Pecan Praline French Toast


Spray 13x9x2 inch baking pan (or any pan large enough to hold the French bread) with cooking spray.

Cut French Bread (white or wheat) into 1” – 1 ½” slices.  Put French bread in pans tightly.

8 large eggs
1 ½ cup half & half
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 T. dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a bowl, combine eggs, half & half, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Beat well.  Pour over French toast.  Flip French toast.  Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

½ cup butter, melted
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 teasp. Vanilla
¾ cup dark brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

In a saucepan, combine butter, maple syrup and vanilla and bring to boil.  Reduce heat and cook 1 – ½ minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in pecans.  Pour sauce over toast slices.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until done.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


More Reviews of The Caldwell

Following are three reviews submitted by recent guests of The Caldwell House, all planning a return trip:

“What hospitality!!!!!!! And that’s coming from a Texan.

What an awesome visit. We enjoyed a mini- family reunion coupled with wife’s high school reunion. I do not think the staff of the Caldwell House could have been any more accommodating. They are absolutely amazing. The food was excellent. I was able to go anywhere on the first floor with my scooter. The handicap accommodations are excellent. I can’t wait to enjoy my next stay there which can’t come soon enough.


Gracious Charm and Hospitality

Our recent family stay at the Caldwell House in Abbeville La couldn’t have been better!

Both Mae and Carolyn met our every need and then some! Their southern hospitality was five star! The rooms were sparkling clean and filled with warmth and charm! We are already planning our return visit!


“Great food, better hospitality!”

We rented the entire house for our family reunion/homecoming weekend. The house is very comfortable and the food was wonderful. It was the hospitality of the staff that made the weekend so enjoyable. They treated us like family. We are planning to return next year.