Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

While the French toast is baking, cook some bacon or sausages and toss a fruit salad to complete the meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Square and 2 Tablespoons Syrup)
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
170mg
170%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
54g
54%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
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.