Caramel French Toast Recipe -
Caramel French Toast Recipe
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Caramel French Toast

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Uncover and bake in preheated oven until fluffy and golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
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Jan 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!

Oct 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!

Aug 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

Feb 23, 2014

This is a special treat every once in awhile. If you don't wait the hour the top gets crunchy which is a nice contrast to the rest. It's great either way.

Nov 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.

Aug 12, 2013

Delicious! I chopped my apples, but that was my only change. I think next time I may add some cinnamon to either the apples or the egg mixture, just to bring out all the flavors a little more. I will def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Feb 08, 2015

Made this for company and it was a huge hit. I did make a few minor changes. I was out of almond extract so just used vanilla extract in its place. I also sprinkled the apples with cinnamon (approx. 1 1/2 tsp) and added 1 tsp cinnamon to the egg mixture. I added 2 extra eggs and dipped the bread before layering it and poured the extra egg mixture on top. It was perfect. This one is a keeper!

Feb 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.


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 394 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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