Upside Down Apple French Toast

Shannon Smith

By
@Shannon

This is so delicious and has been a hit every time I've made it. It is really easy and looks very elegant when served. Great for overnight guests.

No syrup needed for this. The brown sugar, butter and apples provide all the wonderful flavor needed and of course the creme topping doesn't hurt either.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a really good and impressive breakfast casserole for you to serve to guests. The picture shows the dish during preparation - and it only gets better from there! It's great to find such a tasty dish that can also be prepared ahead of time. I especially enjoyed the cream topping; I think it would make a wonderful dip for fruit too!

Ingredients

1 stick
butter
1 c
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
water
3
granny smith apples
cinnamon to taste
1/2 c
raisins, optional
1
loaf french bread, sliced 1/2" thick
1 1/2 c
milk
6
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
nutmeg to taste
1/2 c
sliced almonds, for garnish

CREME TOPPING

1/2 c
whipping cream
1/2 c
sour cream
1/4 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
almond extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine butter, brown sugar & water in saucepan and heat on medium until bubbling stirring frequently. Pour this mixture into a 9x13" pan and allow to cool 20-30 minutes.
2
Place sliced apples over brown sugar mixture in bottom of pan in rows close together, overlapping is fine. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg & raisins if desired.
3
Place sliced bread on top of apples. Mix eggs, milk & vanilla and pour over bread.
4
Cover & refridgerate overnight or for at least 3 hrs. to let the bread throughly absorb the egg mixture.
5
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until golden and crispy on top. Invert onto platter for serving. If any apples stick you can remove them with a spatula and just arrange on top.
6
Creme topping is optional but delicious! Just whip all ingredients on high until thickened and serve a generous spoonful on top of each serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Brunch