I think that the recent weather has me wishing for fall and with fall comes fresh apples….
Apple Baked French Toast
- 1 large loaf French or Italian bread
- 8 large eggs
- 3-1/2 C. milk
- 1 C. sugar
- 1 Tbs. vanilla
- 3 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 6 to 8 medium-sized cooking apples
- 2 Tbs. butter
Slice bread into 1-1/2 inch slices. Spray 9 x 13-inch glass pan with margarine or cooking spray. Place bread in the baking dish with sides touching (snug fit). In a bowl, beat together eggs, 1/2 C. sugar, milk, and vanilla with whisk, for about 30 seconds. Pour one half of egg mixture over bread. Peel, core, and slice apples. Place sliced apples on top of bread to cover. Pour balance of egg mixture evenly over apples. Mix remaining 1/2 C. sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle evenly over top of apples. Dot with butter. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover dish and bake in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares and serve with warm syrup or powdered sugar.