Blend eggs, half & half, 1T brown sugar and vanilla. Put HALF this mixture into a 13×9 glass dish. Add bread, pour remainder of mixture over the bread. Refrigerate overnight.
In the morning in another 13×9 glass dish; melt butter, add sugar, syrup, and nuts. Place soaked bread on top of the nut nut mixture.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until puffed and brown. Can cook longer to get outside a little crispy. Serves 6-9 people.