1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. water
1 (29 oz.) can peaches, drained
12 (3/4 inch thick) slices day old French bread
1 1/2 c. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
In a saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter and water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour into greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish; top with peaches. Arrange bread over peaches. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla; slowly pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight or 8 hours.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Sprinkle with cinnamon; cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until bread is golden brown. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
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Opinion, Pages 4 on 08/19/2009