Holiday Morning French Toast
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of melted butter
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon (divided)
3 tart apples (Macintosh) 1, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 7
1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins2
1 loaf of Italian or French bread cut into 1-inch slices3
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract5
1. Combine brown sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
in a 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Add apples and cranberries;
toss to coat well. Spread apple mixture evenly over the
bottom of the pan. Arrange slices of bread on the top.
2. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla and the remaining 2 teaspoons of
cinnamon until well blended. Pour mixture over bread, soaking
bread completely. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours. 6
3. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, in a preheated 375 F oven
for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes.
4. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm.
1 Lynda: I used golden delicious apples and it tasted great!
2 Lynda: I used chopped walnuts instead and it tasted great!
3 Lynda: I bet you could use all those left over rolls cut up in half!
4 Lynda: A little longer if you want the top to be crispier.
5 Yale: I reduced this from tablespoon to teaspoon.
6 Yale: I didn't notice this till it was too late so I just flipped
each piece of bread to soak as much as possible.
The results were great.
7 Yale: How thin is thinly sliced?
Quarter the apple, and then quarter the quarters.