Pain Perdue with Fresh Peaches and Vanilla Butter

TOTAL TIME: 50 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 35 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Caramelized Peaches
  • 2 ripe peaches, skin removed, pitted and sliced into eighths
  • 2 ripe white peaches, skin removed, pitted and sliced into eighths
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown muscovado sugar
  • 3 tablespoons peach eau de vie
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chiffonade mint leaves
  • Pain Perdue
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups whole milk, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 (3/4-inch thick) slices day old brioche
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cups feuilletine, crushed
  • Vanilla Bean Butter, to top, recipe follows
  • Maple syrup, to serve
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves, to garnish
  • Vanilla Bean Butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved horizontally, and seeds scraped
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the caramelized peaches:
Combine the peaches, granulated sugar, muscovado sugar and peach eau de vie in a large bowl. In a heated pan, add the butter and vanilla extract. Toss in the peaches and cook just to heat through, about 5 minutes. Toss again with the mint. Set aside and keep warm.

For the pain perdue:
Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large baking dish until combined. Add the cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, milk, cream and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Add the bread, in batches and let soak on each side for 1 to 2 minutes until soaked through. While the bread is soaking, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and 2 tablespoons of the oil on a large griddle over medium-high heat until butter is melted and oil begins to shimmer.

Spread the feuilletine crushed wafers in a large baking dish and dip the bread on each side in the mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Place the bread on the hot griddle and cook each side until golden brown.

Transfer to a baking sheet and bake in the oven to completely heat through, about 5 minutes. Serve 2 pieces per person, topped with a dollop of the vanilla butter and spoonfuls of the caramelized peaches. Top with maple syrup and mint and serve.

Vanilla Bean Butter:
Stir together the butter, vanilla bean seeds, sugar, and salt in a small bowl until combined.

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  • on February 21, 2014

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    Very tasty,Bobby is the MAN !!!

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  • on January 09, 2013

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    We couldn't get enough of this. It was so good. We ate as much as we could (the two of us then took the left overs to a brunch and it was fantastic reheated. Everyone there loved it. I couldn't find brioche at the store, so i picked up some challah bread. Will make it again.

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  • on August 11, 2011

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    Sounds yummy!

    I already do much the same thing with thick slices of day-old Challah and top with slightly cooked (in a tiny bit of water and sugar Granny Smith Apples. No maple syrup needed - they are delicious just like that!

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