Baked Apple French Toast Recipe
- 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
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 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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I tried this for the 1st time and my husband told me several times how good it was! He doesn't care for nuts in his food so I omitted them and only put the butter and brown sugar on top. It turned out quite tasty!
This is one of our family's absolutely favorite breakfast/brunch recipes. In fact, I teach it to a church cooking class for young ladies every year and always double the recipe because it is so popular. I use about 1-1/2 cans of pie filling per batch and I, too, don't think it needs any additional topping. Great to have made ahead and just pop in the oven for Christmas or Easter morning or when entertaining overnight guests.
Twice I followed this recipe; the first time to the letter and ended up with a sloppy/soggy bottom layer. The second time I made minor modifications (thinner bread slices and without the topping) and the same issue comes up. The bottom layer ends up drowning in the egg mixture and is completely inedible. The apple pie filling also makes the bread soggy. I would NOT recommend this without some major modifications.
By far one of the best breakfast recipes you'll ever make! I use two cans of pie filling. I'd also recommend taking it out of the refrigerator 45 minutes ahead of time and baking it an additional 15 minutes. Delicious! My family loves it!
I made this as an addtion to my church's women's Bible study brunch and people said they really liked it. I thought 1" thick bread was a little too thick, though.