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Apple-Cinnamon French Toast

Apple-Cinnamon French Toast
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 9 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
Expecting a crowd for brunch? This is a simple, hearty and delicious dish to serve.
September 9, 2011

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 all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine

Steps

  • 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.

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