Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Today we're going to make a French toast casserole. If you like French toast, you'll love this dish.

Let's get started.

Listen to Paula Deen. Use real butter.



Melt 1-1/2 stick of butter in a saucepan. Add 1-1/2 cups brown sugar, 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1 or 2 apples, peeled and chopped. Mix well into a paste.



Pour into a 9 x 12 inch pan.



Spread evenly over the bottom. This doesn't look pretty (like logs in a bog) but it's delicious, I promise.



Remove the crusts from a loaf of white bread. Start layering the bread.



Make two layers, using smaller pieces to fill in spaces.



The bread should fill in to the edges.



Next you're going to need 6 eggs and 2 cups of milk.



I love the way the yolks look against the cobalt blue bowl.



Beat the eggs and milk together until well blended.



Pour over the layered bread.



The bread will eventually soak up all the egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Dot iwth additional butter and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture and put under the broiler until melted and bubbly.

Enjoy.



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APPLE CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE

1-1/2 sticks butter
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1-2 apples, peeled and chopped
1 loaf white bread
6 eggs
2 cups milk
Additional butter, cinnamon and sugar for topping

Melt 1-1/2 sticks of butter in a saucepan and add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the apples and stir to make a paste. Spread over the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch pan.

Cut the crusts off the bread. Layer the bread over the cinnamon mixture, filling in space with smaller pieces.

Beat the eggs and add the milk. Mix well. Pour over the bread layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until knife inserted into the misture comes out clean.

Top with small pats of butter, sprinkle with a cinnamon and sugar mixture and place under the broiler until melted. Serve hot.

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GIve this recipe a try and let me know if you like it. We love it. The bread part is like a light fluffy souffle and the apple/cinnmamon mixture adds just the right touch of sweetness.

Thanks for taking time from your busy day to visit with me. We're still trying to stay warm.

23 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Looks good.

I wonder if you 'have' to use apples.....hmmm.....

cityfarmer said...

ya caught me hungry ...but not for long!

Lisa D. said...

This looks delicious, and a whole lot simpler than making enough French toast for the six of us. This does sound like a good one to try Christmas morning.

Ang. said...

Looks delicious! I am overrun with eggs and I am always looking for another way to serve them. We are getting 50-60 eggs a day and my people are getting tired of eating them! Can't wait to try this sometime this week. Thanks for sharing. :)

manker said...

absolute yum... a good one to add to the inn recipe box

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George Gaston said...

Suzanne, what time is breakfast? This looks so delicious and your step by step process is easy to follow, too. Thanks so much for posting an incredible breakfast treat. Have a terrific day...

The Park Wife said...

Butter, cinnamon, apples, oh my, looks yummy. I am going to try this recipe, thanks!
The Park Wife

Chris said...

I've made a french toast casserole in the past, but it didn't have the apples. This is an absolute must-try for us! I'm seeing a Christmas breakfast taking shape.

Thanks for sharing! Chris

SusieCR said...

How many does this serve, and is it good warmed over? There's just 2 of us and I don't want to waste any!

Elle Bee said...

I've been looking for something to make ahead and bake on Christmas morning--this is it!!! It looks delicious--it's surely going to be a crowd pleaser. Thank you so much!

Jody Blue said...

I'm with Paula and you...use real butter...ya'll!

StitchinByTheLake said...

French toast is one of my very favorite breakfasts so this recipe will go in my "to try" folder! blessings, marlene

JoyceG said...

I make a very similar recipe, except I use cinnamon or cinnamon-raisin bread cut into about 1-inch squares. You can also add some golden raisins to the apple mix on the bottom. Yum!

Silvia said...

My mouth is watering, but I wonder if the custard tastes a little bla since there is no flavouring, only the cinnamon sugar on top???

jirvine603 said...

I was wondering if you could soak for 2 hours then freeze until ready to bake?

Cafe Guru said...

OH MY GOD! Layers and layers of French toast goodness!

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Dee said...

I love your blog. I cannot wait to try this recipe.

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