Cinnamon Raisen Apple Brunch W/ Carmel Apple Syrup Recipe

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Cinnamon Raisen Apple Brunch w/ Carmel Apple Syrup

Deb Justus

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@AHappyCooker

It's fall and I love apples. I love cinnamon raisin bread. I love apple pie with a crumble topping, too. So I decided to come up with something that all these combined. I used apples, apple sausage, apple juice and applesauce! Then I added crispy pie crust to my crumble topping.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE TOPPING

1
pillsbury pie crust
3 tsp
cinnamon sugar
1 c
oatmeal
1 c
brown sugar
1/3 c
walnuts, chopped
1/2 c
butter, melted

BRUNCH

2
small loaves of cinnamon raisen bread, day old
4
chicken sausages
2
apples, granny smith
8
eggs
2 c
egg nog
1 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
cinnamon

FOR THE SYRUP

1 c
sugar
1/2 c
apple juice
6 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
half and half
1/2 c
applesauce
1 tsp
vanilla
1 pinch
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the topping:
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the pie crust and bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned. When cool place in a gallon size plastic bag and crumble. Add the oatmeal, walnuts and melted butter.
2
Cut the crusts off the bread and cut into 1" pieces. Place 1/2 of the bread in a 9" x 13" greased pan.
3
Cut sausages into 1/2' pieces and sauté until brown. Put browned sausage on top of Spread on top of 1st layer of bread.
4
Peel and chop two apples. Place on top of bread and sausages. Cover with remaining bread.
5
Lightly beat eggs, add eggnog, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread mixture, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight
6
The next day, preheat oven to 375°. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes until puffed. Remove foil, spread topping on top and bake an additional 15 or until topping golden brown.
7
While the brunch is baking. Prepare syrup. Mix sugar and apple juice in a large sauce pan on low heat. Very slowly cook until a golden brown color. Be patient, this step will take a while. When you have achieved a rich caramel color add the butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in half and half, vanilla, salt, and applesauce. Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American