This may just be the best French Toast Casserole you'll ever have. The bread is sweet, but not too sweet and the crunchy butter pecan topping really takes it to the next level. You'll enjoy it with, and without, syrup.
In a large bowl, combine 8 eggs, 3 cups heavy cream, 1 cup milk, 5 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon salt. Beat with a whisk until blended. Pour mixture over the bread slices. Using a wide flat spatula, mix by gently lifting and rearranging the bread pieces, making sure pieces all are covered evenly.