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Apple Pie Sandwiches

I created this apple sandwich one autumn when we had an abundant apple crop. We enjoy these sandwiches for breakfast and dessert all year long. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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 if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 311 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Janice
    Jan 22, 2021

    This recipe made me think of my mother's Poor Man's Pie. She would take a slice of buttered toast, sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon sugar on it, add a big dollop of applesauce, more cinnamon sugar, then pour sweetened heavy cream over all. Now I can't wait to try this recipe!

  • Kyle
    Nov 1, 2016

    Love this recipe! We decided to add it to our list of the best vegetarian recipes - Keep up the good work!

  • himaintenance47
    Sep 25, 2014

    Sounds Great!! I will be making this real soon. I might try with peaches and bananas too. Good Idea!

  • Kaffaroni
    Jan 12, 2014

    I haven't tried this recipe but it sounds delicious. I just wanted to say that we used to make something similar in our local Brownie & Girl Guide campouts. Instead of the filling here, we'd spread the bread thickly with applesauce. Can also make like grilled cheese instead of French toast. Butter outside of bread, spread apple sauce between the slices and fry until golden.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Oct 14, 2012

    Oh, so yummy & very filling! Next time, I might add a little cinnamon to the egg mixture to make it a little more like French toast. I've also made these using the apple pie filling that I canned. Just as good!

  • Brenda D
    Sep 13, 2011

    Yum! I will admit that I was a little skeptical when I saw this on the web and my little one wanted to try it. We did try it and loved it. I made it again over the weekend and added a very thin slice of cheddar cheese in the sandwich and oh my it was good. Thank you for submitting this recipe!

  • cross-stitchgirl
    Apr 24, 2011

    This was so yummy! ALL my picky eaters that hate french toast gobbles these delicious sandwiches. I will definately be making this again and again!

  • chukka1
    Jan 22, 2011

    This is a great recipe! I also have made it with 1/2 tsp.-1 tsp. of maple flav. OR blk. walnut flav. added to the dipping mix for the sandwich. My granddaughters love it!

  • needsomezzzs
    Sep 4, 2010

    good alternative to syrup with french toast. As a desert I would prefer puff pastery. The filling is really good.

  • armywife021103
    Jul 5, 2009

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