Cranberry-Apple French Toast Recipe
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Cranberry-Apple French Toast Recipe

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My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning to get your day off to a sweet, bubbly start.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) challah or egg bread, cut into 1-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 295 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Mix first four ingredients and 2 teaspoons cinnamon; toss with apples and cranberries. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining cinnamon. Dip bread in egg mixture to moisten; place over fruit, overlapping or trimming slices to fit. Pour remaining egg mixture over bread. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove baking dish from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly and lightly browned, 10-15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Apple French Toast in Simple & Delicious December/January 2017

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dbrooke User ID: 57134 258913
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"This was absolutely delicious. The three apples pretty much filled my 9 x 13 pan before I added the bread, so I moved some into an 8 x 8 pan. Wonderful breakfast!"

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