Baked French toast with apples and caramel sauce. The consistency of the finished recipe will be similar to bread pudding! A glass baking pan will help prevent the toast from sticking.

Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
13 hrs 20 mins
total:
15 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
18 pieces
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut bread into 1 1/2 inch thick slices and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, beat eggs with 1 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/3 cup white sugar, and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Pour egg mixture over bread slices.

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  • Arrange apple slices on top of bread. Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons white sugar over apples. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

  • In the morning: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake toast in preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, flour, and margarine. Stir in brown sugar, 1/2 cup skim milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla in a small saucepan. Cook until thick. Serve French toast hot with warm sauce.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 57.3g; fat 10.9g; cholesterol 93.8mg; sodium 385.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2004
I made this twice last year for the holidays and instead of chopping my own apples, I bought apple pie filling and used that instead. It came out great and everyone asked for the recipe. I also used a jar of caramel ice cream topping instead of making my own caramel sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
Not too good I'm afraid. Nothing like French Toast. Read More
(15)
149 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2004
I made this twice last year for the holidays and instead of chopping my own apples, I bought apple pie filling and used that instead. It came out great and everyone asked for the recipe. I also used a jar of caramel ice cream topping instead of making my own caramel sauce. Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
I made this recipie for my daughters slumber party. I was very busy with the girls and forgot to make it the night before. I assembled it a couple of hours before breakfast. Then baked it. It turned out great. The girls loved it. I did not make the sauce, I was too tired...I just used maple syrup. It did stick to the pan, next time I will spray it. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This was one of the "best" recipes I have ever made. It was a sure hit at a family breakfast get together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2004
This is the best baked french toast recipe I've tried yet. Maybe since I used Challah bread mine was a bit drier and less like bread pudding (which I preferred). Too often I've ended up with a soggy bread eggy mess. This actaully looked like french toast slices I had cooked in a pan. When I poured on the egg mixture the bread immediately soaked it up (and there were a few dry spots so I even added a couple more eggs) maybe that is the secret. I didn't do the apples (but will certainly try that) since I was also serving a crockpot oatmeal with apples and raisins. Instead after baking I arragned the slices on a platter topped with fresh sliced bananas and then drizzled the caramel sauce over them - delish!!! and quite an impressive presentation too. You could even add walnuts or pecans! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
I am NOT a good cook by any means but this recipe turned out DELICIOUS! I found it was very easy to make even though you had to prepare the night before. It tasted gourmet and looks very Martha-Stewartish (excellent presentation). I followed the recipe to the letter (though the recipe did not specify which types I used granny smith apples and "light" brown sugar)I also sprinkled some powdered sugar over top. It was perfect with fruit salad. YUMMY - I will defintely make this one again! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This was so good. The sauce was very tasty. I would just make the sauce and serve it over ice cream. I made this Hawaiian Bread II and it was a good choice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I made this recipe once for a work putluck breakfast, since I could make it the night before and just bake it while getting ready in the morning. Well, once was all it took and I have not been able to make anything else for all potlucks after that. This is so delicious for for a group breakfast or brunch. I have even out it together and wrapped it up for my brother's family for Christmas morning breakfast. They just popped it in the oven while opening presents and reheated the sauce. Over the years of making this, I have discovered a few tips that I now use. I bake it for at least an hour and 15 minutes. I like a drier french toast and this seems to gift it the golden brown the recipe calls for. I use Granny Smith apples. The tartness with the sweetness of the sauce helps balance the flavor. Also, to slice the apples, if you have a mandolin or easy slicer, it goes so much faster and then you don't have to peel or core the apples. To lighten it up, I always use egg substitute. Even the harshest critics will never know the difference. Will continue to make this recipe for years to come. PS.This recipe title should be "Caramel Apple Baked French Toast" much more true to the dish. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2005
I love this recipe and have used it to feed 50 people. They love it. It's easy and the syrup is divine! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2004
I just served this to a large group and my guest loved it! It was the hit of my brunch. The carmel sauce maked this dish very special Read More
(18)
Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
Not too good I'm afraid. Nothing like French Toast. Read More
(15)
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