Apple-Stuffed French Toast Bake Recipe
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Apple-Stuffed French Toast Bake Recipe

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This is a great breakfast dish to make ahead for holidays or Sunday brunch. I run a bed and breakfast and tea room cafe, and this recipe is often requested by customers. —Kay Clark, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 854 calories, 46 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 282 mg cholesterol, 722 mg sodium, 102 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; top with half of the pecans, a single layer of bread and remaining pecans. Arrange apples and remaining bread over the top.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Serve with French toast. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Stuffed French Toast Bake in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p29

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Reviewed May. 27, 2016

"This is an awesome recipe I made it for my work place monthly meeting and they loved it"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Delicious combination of flavors"

Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"We had relatives stay with us and they had six children...I made this recipe the first morning they were here and they requested I make it for breakfast the next morning. I love this recipe and will use it frequently. I did bake it at 375 for 45 minutes and it helped the bottom layer to not be soggy. We have leftovers and now that our company has husband and I are going to fight over who gets them for breakfast tomorrow morning!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"I tried this recipe two days ago and it turned out really good. My friends and family loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Did anyone have problems with the bottom slices being REALLY soggy? Ihad to bake it twice as long and flip it halfway to get it so it wasn't so soggy."

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