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French Toast with Apple Topping

For breakfast or brunch, you can’t top this impressive dish from Janis Scharnott of Fontana, Wisconsin. Warm, sweet apples and a hint of cinnamon make this French toast extra special.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • Maple syrup, optional


  • In a large skillet, saute the apple, brown sugar and cinnamon in 1 tablespoon butter until apple is tender.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg, milk and vanilla. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture.
  • In a large skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Cook bread on both sides until golden brown. Serve with apple mixture and maple syrup if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 219 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • kgburgess
    Jan 9, 2017

    This was fabulous! My whole family enjoyed this very much. My high school senior said it was impressive! I made it with skim milk, egg substitute, and light butter to lessen the calories and then used a bit more bread because my load was really skinny. With 3 pieces of bread each, it came out to 230 calories because of the other lighter substitutions. The apples were delicious! This recipe is definitely a keeper. It did take me an hour to make it, though, with all the prep time of peeling and slicing the apples included. Yum!

  • tstreich
    Jun 24, 2015

    Loved this recipe! And my husband couldn't stop eating it and asked that next time I double it. It was really easy to put together and will become a regular for weekend brunch. I also made it for myself ahead of time and just heated up a couple slices of the french toast and a scoop of the apples - delicious!

  • SeranaJayne
    May 12, 2013

    This recipe was okay. Wouldn't make it again, but overall, it was easy to make.

  • dilbert098
    Dec 1, 2012

    Fantastic. Make twice as much apple topping, it is delicious and will go quickly. This apple topping could be used on a dessert as well. Yummy, it'll be hard to eat french toast any other way!

  • lisalynn_vickers
    Jan 11, 2012

    This is one of my weekly breakfast recipes that the whole family enjoys. I actually substitute the brown sugar and use Splenda brown sugar so that it has even less sugar content and use Skim milk instead of 2%. It is so delicious!!

  • jernstberger
    Sep 17, 2010

    This is a very tasty topping to go with traditional french toast, and it was easy to make.

  • msdaisey
    Jul 24, 2010

    very good indeed!