Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

Expecting a crowd for brunch? This is a simple, hearty and delicious dish to serve.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

9:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

10
slices whole-grain bread
4
medium cooking apples, peeled, cubed (4 cups)
8
eggs
2 1/2
cups half-and-half
2 1/4
cups sugar
1
tablespoon vanilla
1
cup chopped pecans
3 1/4
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4
teaspoons ground nutmeg
3
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
cups apple cider
1/4
cup butter or margarine
  1. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with shortening or cooking spray. Arrange 5 of the bread slices in baking dish, trimming to fit if necessary. Spoon apples evenly over bread; top with remaining 5 bread slices.
  2. In large bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half, 1/4 cup of the sugar and the vanilla until smooth. Slowly pour mixture over bread. In small bowl, mix 1 cup sugar, the pecans, 3 teaspoons of the cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of the nutmeg. Sprinkle over bread. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake French toast covered 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 35 to 45 minutes longer or until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean and top is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix remaining 1 cup sugar, the flour, cider, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Add butter; cook and stir until melted. Cut French toast into 12 squares; serve with syrup.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
While the French toast is baking, cook some bacon or sausages and toss a fruit salad to complete the meal.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 Square and 2 Tablespoons Syrup))
  • Calories 520
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 170mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 70g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 54g),
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.