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Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 10

Comfort food favorites French toast and apple pie come together for this delicious breakfast casserole that is perfect for apple season. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
July 27, 2016

Ingredients

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
3
tablespoons butter
4
heaping cups diced apples (4 to 5 apples)
8
cups cubed bread
2
cups half-and-half
1
cup whole milk
8
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
tablespoons milk

Steps

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  • 1
    In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon with whisk.
  • 2
    Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat; melt butter in skillet. Add apples and half of the cinnamon-sugar; stir to coat. Cook about 10 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • 3
    Butter 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish; spread half of the bread in bottom. Top with half of the apple mixture; repeat.
  • 4
    In bowl, beat half-and-half, milk, eggs, vanilla and remaining cinnamon-sugar with whisk. Pour mixture over bread and apples, pressing down with spoon so everything gets soaked. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 12 hours to allow bread to soak up custard.
  • 5
    Remove from refrigerator. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake about 40 minutes or until edges and top of bread are golden and casserole has puffed up a bit. Cool on rack 15 minutes before serving.
  • 6
    In small bowl, beat glaze ingredients with whisk. Drizzle over casserole.

Expert Tips

  • Double the glaze for even more sweetness, or pair it with maple syrup!
  • Use any good bread for this recipe--rustic breads, challah and brioche are my favorites for casseroles like this! A day or two old is best.
  • Use whatever apples you like to cook with. I chose to use half tart Granny Smiths and half my favorite Honeycrisps for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
27g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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