Apple-Stuffed French Toast Bake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
- 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
- CARAMEL SAUCE:
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 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.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.
- In a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Serve with French toast.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 854 calories, 46g fat (19g saturated fat), 282mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 102g carbohydrate (72g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.
May 27, 2016
This is an awesome recipe I made it for my work place monthly meeting and they loved it
Nov 7, 2013
Delicious combination of flavors
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 left...my husband and I are going to fight over who gets them for breakfast tomorrow morning!
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.
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.
Sep 19, 2012
This French Toast was amazing even without the nuts. Since my mom is allergic i had to make it without. But even without it is so flavorful.
Feb 3, 2012
this was tasty but not worth the work or the calories. I cooked it about 10 minutes longer because it was kind of soupy. I didn't add the extra syrup -plenty sweet as it was. This was more like a bread pudding than a breakfast casserole.
Jan 7, 2012
This was served on Christmas morning for the family 2011. It was a big hit!!
Dec 15, 2011
Made for my office co-workers for a Christmas brunch. I had several requests for the recipe. My syrup didn't turn out quite right, though--evidently I cooked it too long as it turned into candy upon cooling. It would be good to have a little more direction on how long to cook, whether to boil, etc. But it was delicious even without the syrup!
Dec 13, 2011
Can't wait to try these!
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