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Friday, February 18, 2011

Baked Apple French Toast

This is the perfect recipe for a brunch or large family. Normally I cut it in half and bake it in a 8 or 9-inch square pan. Use the left over pie filling for little tarts.

I have also used peach pie filling and a couple of handfuls of fresh or frozen blueberries.

Baked Apple French Toast
10 servings
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20 slices French Bread (1-inch thick)
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
8 eggs
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon corn syrup

Arrange 10 slices of bread in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Spread with pie filling; top with remaining bread. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile, place brown sugar in a small bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cinnamon, pecans and corn syrup. Sprinkle over French toast. Bake uncovered, at 350degrees F for 35-40minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.


  1. Well this looks like a great way to start a morning!

  2. I'm saving this recipe when we get our apples in the fall. Sounds fantastic, Bev. :)

  3. This sounds so good! You have so many good recipes. Do you have one for a casserole with ground beef with tomato sauce, curly noodles, cream cheese, sour cream and melted cheese on top? I had this at a gathering and need the recipe.

  4. This would be a nice change of pace for breakfast in my house.

  5. This sounds delicious. Do you think it would work with fried apples instead of the pie filling, or would that be too dry?


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