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Apple Pie French Toast – A Great Holiday Breakfast Idea!

Apple Pie French Toast

Looking at the calendar today I could hardly believe my eyes! Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And as if to put a point on it, the weather has turned SO cold here! All this cold weather and thinking of the upcoming holidays gets me thinking of one thing….lots of good food on the way! :-) At my house, the holidays are FIRST about family & friends, with some acts of charity thrown in, but after that it’s all about the FOOD. That’s why in addition to our traditional dishes, I’m always on the look out for some new delicious ones to try out.

That’s why I was so excited when I spied this recipe for Apple Pie French Toast in the new book, “12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters’ Stuff.” Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra have come up with a book chock full of great dishes, gift basket ideas, and decorating projects that I think will have you as excited about the upcoming holidays as I am! :-)

Apple Pie French Toast

adapted from “12 Days of Christmas With Six Sisters’ Stuff

Ingredients

  • 18 slices of bread
  • 1 (21oz) can apple pie filling
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup

Apple Pie French Toast

Place six slices of bread in a greased baking dish.

Apple Pie French Toast

Scoop half of the contents of the can of apple pie filling on top of the layer of bread, spreading as evenly as possible across the pieces. Add another layer of bread to the dish, and then spread the rest of the apple pie filling on that layer. Cover with a final layer of bread.

Apple Pie French Toast

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour evenly onto the bread, then cover your dish with plastic wrap or tin foil and refrigerate overnight.

Apple Pie French Toast

Apple Pie French Toast

The next morning, remove the dish from the refrigerator and uncover at least a half an hour before baking. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cubed butter by cutting together with a pastry cutter. You want the texture to resemble coarse crumbs.

Apple Pie French Toast

Stir in the chopped pecans and the corn syrup. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the bread, and bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes.

Apple Pie French Toast

You’ll know it’s done when a knife inserted in the center of the dish comes out clean.

Apple Pie French Toast

I can’t wait to make this for my family on Thanksgiving morning! I know they are going to love it!

Apple Pie French Toast

APPLE PIE FRENCH TOAST

Jill Nystul
Looking at the calendar today I could hardly believe my eyes! Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And as if to put a point on it, the weather has turned SO cold here! All this cold weather and thinking of the upcoming holidays gets me thinking of one thing….lots of good food on the way! :-) At my house, the holidays are FIRST about family & friends, with some acts of charity thrown in, but after that it’s all about the FOOD. That’s why in addition to our traditional dishes, I’m always on the look out for some new delicious ones to try out.
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Refrigerate 8 hours
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 437 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 18 slices Bread
  • 21 oz Apple pie filling
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter cubed
  • 1 cup Pecans chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Corn syrup

Instructions
 

  • Place 6 pieces of bread in a greased baking dish.
  • Spread one half of the pie filling on top of the bread.
  • Add another 6 layer of bread on top.
  • Spread the remaining pie filling on top.
  • Cover with the remaining slices of bread.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
  • Pour egg mixture over the bread.
  • Cover the dish and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove dish from fridge and uncover.
  • In a small bowl, cut cubed butter into brown sugar until it becomes coarse in texture.
  • Stir in pecans and corn syrup.
  • Crumble this mixture over the bread and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 10gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 375mgPotassium: 251mgFiber: 3gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 475IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 147mgIron: 2.5mg

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Does this turn out more like bread pudding, or does it come out firmer like real french toast? I just made it, and it turned out a little soggy like bread pudding. I just want to make sure I am cooking it long enough (I baked it for 45 min). I don’t want to get my family sick from un-cooked eggs. I tried the knife test, but it just comes out with apple pie filling on it.

  • This looks so good.
    I love a sweet French Toast, as do my boys. My other half was brought up on savoury French Toast, called Eggy Bread in his house.
    I will be trying this in the near future.
    Thank you :-)

  • Hi Jillee
    This sounds delicious, I live in the UK so can you tell me what the equivalent of corn syrup might be over here. Could it be golden syrup (treacle). Just discovered your page and find it very interesting and informative. Lots of things have different names over here so I’m trying to work out what stuff to use.
    Thanks again
    Ann x

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