Make Ahead

Holiday Morning French Toast

May 19, 2010
Author Notes

Notes: French baguettes work best. Day-old can be used, but fresher is better. Make it real rich tasting by using half and half instead of milk. The first time I served this to friends I was asked where the syrup was. I just said dig in, it will rot your teeth the way it is. This one is a major YUM! We now enjoy it for any meal of the day. This is a major favorite of a good friend. Her husband regularly asks for the recipe with apples and raisins. —Kingochowdah

  • Serves 8-10
Ingredients
  • 2-3 tart apples
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Craisins or raisins, craisins are best
  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread sliced in 1" slices
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Peel, core, and slice apples (~?? thick). Combine brown sugar, melted butter, and 1 tsp cinnamon in a 13x9? pan. Add apples (not too many) and Craisins. Toss to coat well. Spread apple mixture evenly over bottom of the pan. Arrange bread slices on top. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and remaining 2 tsp cinnamon until well blended. Pour mixture over bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate 4–24 hours. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 375 degrees for at least 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5+ minutes. Remove from oven, let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Combine brown sugar, melted butter, and 1 tsp cinnamon in a 13x9? pan
  3. Add apples (not too many) and Craisins
  4. Toss to coat well
  5. Spread apple mixture evenly over bottom of the pan
  6. Arrange bread slices on top
  7. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and remaining 2 tsp cinnamon until well blended
  8. Pour mixture over bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate 4–24 hours.
  9. . Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 375 degrees for at least 40 minutes.
  10. Uncover and bake 5+ minutes. Remove from oven, let stand 5 minutes.
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