Apple Pie French Toast


I got the idea from a Denny's® ad, found and modified an apple pie filling recipe, and served it over French toast made just how I like it!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 4 apples, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or as needed (Optional)

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 9 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 loaf thick-cut bread

  • ½ cup frozen butter


  1. Place apples in a bowl and drizzle with lemon juice to keep from browning.

  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; remove from heat. Stir flour into melted butter until smooth. Return saucepan to low heat; stir in brown sugar, white sugar, and water until sugars dissolve and mixture is smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium; cook and stir mixture until boiling. Reduce heat to low and add apples. Simmer mixture until apples are cooked but slightly tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Preheat griddle to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  4. Whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Dip bread slices into egg mixture until completely coated.

  5. Grease heated griddle with frozen butter. Cook dipped bread slices on the hot buttered griddle until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining frozen butter and dipped bread. Serve French toast with apple mixture ladled over top.

Cook's Note:

For varied textures, use more than one kind of apple. Depending on what variety of apple you use, time for cooking will differ.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

568 Calories
31g Fat
63g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 568
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 635mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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