Saturday, January 16, 2010

Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast

This makes a lot of French Toast, it would be perfect for a get together, or if you just want to make it for your family, halve the recipe and bake it in an 8” square pan.

¾ c. butter, melted
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 (21 oz) cans apple pie filling
20 slices white bread
6 eggs
1 ½ c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ c. maple syrup

1. Grease a 9X13 inch baking pan. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
2. Spread the sugar mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the apple pie filling evenly over the sugar mixture. Layer the bread slices on top of the filling, pressing down as you go. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla. Slowly pour this mixture over the bread, making sure that it is completely absorbed. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
3. In the morning, preheat oven to 350°.
4. Place covered pan into the oven and back for 60 to 75 minutes. When done, remove from oven and turn on broiler. Remove foil and drizzle maple syrup on top of the egg topping; broil for 2 minutes, or until syrup begins to caramelize. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes, and then cut into squares. Invert the pan onto a serving tray or baking sheet so the apple filling is on top. Serve hot.

Yield: 15 servings

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