"This is a delicious breakfast dish that my mother likes to prepare for Christmas breakfast. It is easy to prepare, and sets overnight, so in the morning you just put it in the oven and enjoy." — JRGLUCHOW
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apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1 (1 pound) loaf
French baguette, cut into 1 inch slices
eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups
Okay folks - have made this twice, 1st time as the original recipe called for and the 2nd time, took into account all the reviews.... Used 1/2 cinnamon raisin bread and half french bread, added nutmeg, increased the eggs to 8 and the cooking time to 1 hour with the last 25 minutes uncovered! Same amount of cinnamon... Fed eight hungry BIG men who sang my praises. This is definitely a keeper!!!
I was so excited about this recipe but it didn't turn out like I'd hoped. Too much egg I think. I'm going to try it again but this time I'm going to soak the bread in the egg mixture first and then lay them on top of the apples and raisins. That way it's only egg in the bread and not all around the apples. I'm hopeful for the next try though. It's a great idea.
The flavor for this recipe was very good. The one thing I would change the next time I make it would be to use a loaf of Pepperidge Farm's Cinnamon Swirl or Cinnamon Raisin Swirl French Toast Bread. I would also cube the bread in one inch pieces as opposed to just keeping it in slices. It is much easier to serve if the bread has been cubed.
I am having a New Year's Eve brunch party for my son's first birthday, and have been experimenting with recipes. This one is making an appearance! It turned out great, especially thanks to the reviews. The only thing I am going to do differently when I make it on Friday night is use 1/4 cup butter instead of 1/2 cup....there was a buttery film swimming underneath the bread. We had to drain it, no biggie. Per other's suggestions, I used Pepperidge Farm Brown Sugar Cinnamon French Toast Bread, cubed (since I will be feeding a large crowd). Because of the bread, I omitted the cinnamon, except for a dash of cinnamon to the apple mixture. I also omitted the raisins, personal preference. I also soaked the bread cubes only in the egg mixture, instead of pouring it over.......I agree with the other reviewer, why would you want your apples swimming in egg? Yuck. This way worked great.....the casserole ended up sitting in fridge for 14 hours before being baked, (1/2 hr covered, 15 min uncovered) and the bread was PERFECT! Puffy and moist, but not soggy. Thank you for a fantastic brunch recipe! I tried Creme Brulee French Toast also off this site, not nearly as good as this!
1/1/06 - this was a HUGE hit at the brunch!!
I made this for my students and it is absolutely delicious. The only thing I would do differently next time is put the bread in first like in some of the other recipes, then the egg mixture, and the apple-raisin mixture on top. The bread was very crispy and did not soak up the eggs entirely. I will make this again when my kids come home for Thanksgiving.
I made this recipe for brunch and it was very well received! I used a loaf of raisin bread instead and omitted the raisins. I also dipped each piece of bread in the egg mix before laying it over the apples.
I served this at a celebration brunch and there was nothing left! Several people asked for the recipe. I added a little nutmeg in with the apples and sprinkled a little cinnamon and nutmeg on the bread before putting it in the oven. It seemed a little moist after baking uncovered for 5 minutes, so I left it in for about 10 minutes and it was fine. I highly recommend this recipe!
Dust the top with powdered sugar and you've got a nice presentation too! For those of you who had problems with egg moisture, make sure you pack the bread in. Mine was so tight that it was puffed up when it came out of the oven. I also substituted 1 cup of heavy cream for 1 cup of the milk. It was delicious! Enjoy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Apple-Raisin French Toast Casserole
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 104
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