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Cinnamon-Apple French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
Serving this on Christmas morning is a tradition in our home. It's wonderful because I can make it the night before and pop it in the oven while we are opening gifts. —Jill Peterson, Richfield, Wisconsin
Cinnamon-Apple French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 12 slices day-old French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with apples and cranberries. Arrange bread slices over fruit. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining cinnamon; pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove French toast from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes longer or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. To serve, invert onto a serving platter.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 295 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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