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baked apple french toast

Recipe by
Kim Biegacki
Youngstown, OH

When I received a little mini calendar with recipes from our electrician provider called Goods Electric and saw this recipe for January it was a must try. We love French toast and this was a different way of making it so I wanted to give it a try. Plus I just got back from the local market who grows their own apples and had 3 large bags of apples & figured that's perfect. Next time I will slice my bread thicker as I had my slices at 1/2 inch thick vs. the 3/4 that it calls for. If your a french toast lover you'll want to try this one.

yield 8 or more slices
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked apple french toast

  • 1 lb
    challah or raisin challah
  • 5 lg
  • 1- 1/2 c
    half & half
  • 3 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Tbsp
    salt, heaping
  • 4 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 4 lg
    granny smith apples, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 6 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • powdered sugar & maple syrup

How To Make baked apple french toast

  • 1
    FOR THE FRENCH TOAST: BUTTER A 9 BY 13 or 3-qt. baking dish. Slice bread into 3/4 inch thick slices. In a large bowl whisk together all ingredients expect your bread of course.
  • 2
    Dip each slice of bread into custard mixture for about 5 seconds & then arrange in an overlapping pattern in the prepared baking dish. Pour any remaining custard over the bread and set aside.
  • 3
    FOR THE APPLE TOPPING: In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples and cook till they are softened. Then add your brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon and stir. Cook for a few minutes more till the sauce has thickened. Don't cook to long or it will start to caramelize the sauce. Spoon this on the top of the mixture evenly. Make sure to use all the syrup as well that's left in the pan.
  • 4
    Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes or so. Remove from oven, dust with powdered sugar and serve. Add a drizzle of maple syrup for a finishing touch.