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Baked Apple French Toast

 Baked Apple French Toast
This is a simply wonderful brunch recipe that tastes special and will have your guests asking for seconds. I serve it with whipped topping, maple syrup and additional nuts. Some people say it tastes good enough to be dessert! —Beverly Johnston, Rubicon, Wisconsin
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 20 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

Directions

  • Arrange 10 slices of bread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Spread with pie filling; top with remaining bread. In a large bowl,
  • whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over bread.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile,
  • place brown sugar in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans and corn syrup. Sprinkle
  • over French toast.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 10 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 each equals 526 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 197 mg cholesterol, 463 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.