This is a good excuse to eat dessert for breakfast!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Heat brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with pecans. Arrange apple slices over pecans. Layer bread slices over apple in two layers.

  • Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt in a bowl; pour over bread and allow to set for 1 hour at room temperature or cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Uncover and bake in preheated oven until fluffy and golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

343.8 calories; 7.7 g protein; 43.8 g carbohydrates; 138.9 mg cholesterol; 393.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
We love this after I made some changes: ) 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter cinnamon 1 tablespoon maple syrup pinch of salt and about 1/3 cup of cream. I added sliced bananas & topped with toasted pecans. HEAVEN! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
We love this after I made some changes: ) 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter cinnamon 1 tablespoon maple syrup pinch of salt and about 1/3 cup of cream. I added sliced bananas & topped with toasted pecans. HEAVEN! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2013
LOVED this recipe. We left off the pecans and doubled the apples but everything else was exactly as written. PERFECT! Tasted like french toast and bread pudding combo. Brought it to a work brunch and ended up giving out the recipe to all. Will never make "overnight french toast" any other way. Thx! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2012
hmmmm how to review.I did have to sub almonds for the pecans other than that stayed true to the recipe. This would make an excellent bread pudding. That being said, it is WAY too sweet for french toast in our household. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
I followed the recipe a week ago to test it before serving it to friends. We liked it, but it needed a few small changes for New Years Day brunch. The first time round there wasn't enough wet ingredients for the top layer of bread, which ended up dry and crunchy. For my guests I added two additional eggs, sprinkled a little nutmeg between the layers of bread, and some on top too. Most importantly, I dipped the bread in the egg mixture before adding it to the casserole dish, to be sure the top layer was not dried out. It came out perfect - moist, tasty, and beautiful. Our guests raved about the food, and everyone went for seconds - the most sincere food compliment I know. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2015
I'm glad that I added this to our Easter Brunch. I kept the nuts off because kids don't always like them. I used one apple and pared off thin slices with the potato peeler to cover the entire bottom of the pan. After putting everything in the pan and topping with the egg mixture I thought it looked a bit dry (my eggs may have been a bit small) so I poured a bit of cream over the top of the dry areas. I may add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the egg mixture next time but it was delicious as written. Thank you for posting the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2013
Excellent. Made the night before (took 10 mins). My french bread was extra thick so I added 8 eggs keeping the milk the same. Crushed pecans made this awesome. Next time I will double the sauce. Great recipe; thank you so much for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2013
What a great start to your day. We loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2014
Was so afraid this would be eggy or mushy but that wasn't the case finally found a recipe that turned out delish I will definitely make it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2015
This is a delicious recipe! I added a little more apple to make it pretty and just put one layer of bread instead of two but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. To me it is perfect. The bread was a little crunchy on top but sweet and moist on bottom - perfect. You can easily flip it over onto a plate when it's done to show the apples and nuts and make it beautiful or just flip each portion out onto the plate when you serve. I will be making this often. Read More
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