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Apple Pie Sandwiches

 Apple Pie Sandwiches
I created this recipe one autumn when we had an abundant apple crop. We enjoy these sandwiches for breakfast and dessert all year long. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 12 slices day-old bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook apples and water over medium heat for 10
  • minutes or until apples are tender. Combine 1/2 cup sugar,
  • cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into apple mixture. Bring to a
  • boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from
  • the heat; stir in lemon juice.
  • Spread six slices of bread with 1/3 cup filling; top with remaining
  • bread. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining
  • sugar.
  • Dip sandwiches in egg mixture. Cook on a lightly greased hot griddle
  • until golden brown on both sides. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar

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Apple Pie Sandwiches (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • if desired. Yield: 6 servings.