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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, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-in. slices
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 slices day-old French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • SYRUP:
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) apple jelly
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and syrup. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Pour into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Arrange apples over top.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture 1 minute; place over apples. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine syrup ingredients; heat through. Serve with 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 User ID: 1094741 268062
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!"

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 258633
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."

BobnMarlys User ID: 8973958 258621
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2016

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

popoaggie User ID: 2713833 4003
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."

nikita138 User ID: 7447316 7248
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."

staceyjohnston User ID: 6395949 7692
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."

Cricket115 User ID: 4205238 5778
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

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

hallmarkchick88 User ID: 3776511 8405
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."

grensrud User ID: 4501110 6816
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!"

Deevey User ID: 3069946 9193
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

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

macmarge User ID: 3630540 8404
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

"We absolutley LOVED this recipe! I made 3 dishes of this for a wedding shower brunch.I brought a couple copies of the recipe just in case anyone wanted one. I had to mail out at least a dozen more as I didn't have enought that day. I've made it 3 x's since for different gatherings just this year and this weekend I'm going to make it again for a family brunch for the next day after a family wedding. I can't wait to serve it to people who have not had it. I felt it was an easy recipe. And I always say about myself "I'm not a suzie homemaker". The only thing I would recomend is overlap the slices of apples as they shrink down. This way you will have more apples covering the bottom. Loved it, loved it!! macmarge"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 6815
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2009

"We were very disappointed with this recipe. It turned out very mushy for me."

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