Cinnamon Raisen Apple Brunch w/ Carmel Apple Syrup

Cinnamon Raisen Apple Brunch W/ Carmel Apple Syrup Recipe

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Deb Justus


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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45 Min
1 Hr 15 Min



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

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

  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    apple juice
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 pinch

How to Make Cinnamon Raisen Apple Brunch w/ Carmel Apple Syrup


  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.

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About Cinnamon Raisen Apple Brunch w/ Carmel Apple Syrup

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

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