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Overnight Apple French Toast Recipe

Overnight Apple French Toast Recipe

My in-laws own and operate an orchard, so we have an abundance of fruit fresh from the trees. This dish includes fresh apples, apple jelly and applesauce all in one recipe. It's a warm, hearty breakfast for busy days. -Debra Blazer, Hegins, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 slices day-old French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • SYRUP:
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) apple jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. In a small saucepan, cook brown sugar, butter and syrup until thick, about 5-7 minutes. Pour into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; arrange apples on top. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture for 1 minute; place over apples. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove form the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Combine syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook and stir until hot. Serve over French toast. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 394 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Sue Zappa
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2017

"A long-time favorite in our family of 8! Doesn't need the syrup as it's sweet & moist without it. All it needs is sausage links, bacon, or ham to make it a hearty breakfast!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"I used a few more bread slices to fill the pan. We liked the consistency - crunchy on the edges, soft in the middle. I didn't make the sauce, it was sweet enough without it."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

"This is a simple, delicious recipe...especially good for company breakfast. easy to increase."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"I made this over the weekend and it was a great hit. Followed the recipe. It is a keeper for me."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"i make this recipe every year on Christmas eve. its a great way to start Christmas morning, i pop it in the oven as soon as i get up and its ready to eat by the time everyone is done opening presents."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"This was amazing! Delicious and easy to make. I put it all together Christmas Eve and it was ready to bake the next morning. I have to say for me personally it was a bit too sweet to eat for breakfast but everyone else went crazy for it."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"we didnt have apple jam, strawberry jam does substitute quite finely."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"Delicious! The brown sugar turns into a wonderful caramel sauce. The bread was very soft, so someone who is picky about things being "soggy" may not enjoy, but I think dipping the bread for less time might fix some of that too. I did use more egg mixture than the recipe called for. I enjoyed it as is."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"Excellent! I was afraid that the toast was going to turn out "mushy" as some of the other recipes I have tried have but that was definitely not the case. I also didn't make the "syrup" as I felt that the caramel sauce and the apples would be plenty sweet. Next time I make this I may leave out the apples and include some pecans or raisins. Yum!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"My children just love this recipe. I make at camp to free up my morning."

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