Caramel Apple French Toast Bake
Enjoy the tastes of Fall for breakfast with this great combination of baked French toast, apples, caramel sauce, with a cinnamon streusel topping! Mornings around the table will never be the same!
day old loaf French Bread
cut into one inch cubes
peeled, cored and chopped (I used 4 because they were small)
caramel sundae topping plus additional for drizzling
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
packed light brown sugar
8 tablespoons cold butter
Spray an 9 X 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the cinnamon sugar mixture.
In a medium bowl, toss the chopped apples with the lemon juice.
Add the apples to the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss to coat
Place the bread cubes and apples into a large bowl and lightly toss. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, sugar and vanilla.
Evenly pour mixture over the bread and apples. I find it easiest to use a ladle for this.
Cover with plastic wrap and place into refrigerator to sit overnight.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, light brown sugar, and salt.
Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
Place mixture into a plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate overnight. This step can also be done in the morning before placing baking dish into the oven - whichever you find is easiest.
The next morning...
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Evenly drizzle the 1/3 cup caramel topping over the contents.
Sprinkle the Streusel topping evenly on top.
Bake for 45 - 50 minutes depending on the desired outcome. 45 minutes will yield a softer, soggier result, and about an hour will be more firm.
Drizzle with additional caramel topping before serving, if desired.
Compliments of 365 Days of Baking and More