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Holiday Morning French Toast Recipe
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Holiday Morning French Toast

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"Holiday Morning French Toast is the perfect breakfast item to serve your family on a special holiday morning. It can be made up the night before and simply baked in the morning. The aroma lets your family know that they are in for a real treat."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    5 hrs 5 mins


  1. Combine brown sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a 13x9-inch baking dish. Add apples and cranberries; toss to coat well. Spread apple mixture evenly over bottom of baking dish. Arrange slices of bread on top.
  2. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon until well blended. Pour mixture over bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm. For an eye-catching presentation, loosen edges of baking dish and invert onto a large serving platter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 31, 2006

Made this for Christmas morning and once since then with modifications that have turned out beautifully. Texas Toast works wonderfully for this recipe - 6 slices (which look pretty halved on the diagonal) fit perfectly into the 9x13 pan. I decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup and increased the cranberries to 3/4 cup. As recommended by another reviewers, I let the dish sit overnight with some soda cans on top to help the bread soak up the egg. I found that it helps to spray the aluminum foil cover with cooking spray before baking, else the bread puffs up and sticks to the foil. I also baked for much longer than called for -- 1 hour covered and ten minutes uncovered. We will make this again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2004

This was pretty good. I don't think that I would make it again because the presentation was not so good. I flipped it over but it still looked ugly. If you are trying to impress...try the Creme Brulee French Toast on this site. That one is to die for!


41 Ratings

Feb 20, 2005

This was quick, easy and wonderful to wake up to on a Sunday morning! I scaled the recipe in half and cooked in a 8" or 9" square pan. I also covered with foil overnight and laid some soda cans on top so that the french bread would soak up all the milk mixture. No need for syrup here!

Aug 29, 2004

I was surprised to see some 3 star ratings on this - I think it tastes great, and it smells wonderful, too. I have made it for my parents and in-laws, and they've all loved it. I used a loaf of bakery Italian bread, which I cubed to allow the bread to soak up the egg more easily and to make it easier to serve when finished. I let the cubed bread dry out a bit before mixing in the egg since that seems that very fresh bread gets doughy after it sits in the egg overnight. Granny Smith apples work well for me. For more tang, I suggest dried cherries instead of dried cranberries.

Jan 07, 2005

I make this french toast every Christmas morning and everyone loves it and now looks forward to it. I always make it the night before. This past Christmas I used orange flavored Craisins and everyone thought that it added a nice flavor. Enjoy!

Feb 12, 2004

This recipe was satisfactory. Some of the bread was a little dry. If I make it again I will use more liqiud and omit the rasins.

May 05, 2004

This recipe didn't come out as I had hoped. The apples were mush and the flavor cooked out. I did use whole grain bread however, I will try again with French bread and cut the apples bigger next time.

Jan 14, 2004

GREAT brunch recipe. Very easy and is made ahead of time. I've made it several times and everyone loves it and asks for the recipe. The only thing I have done to change the recipe is leave out the raisins and/or currants. They are not missed.


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  • Calories
  • 376 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.6 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 435 mg
  • 17%

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

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