Apple French ToastThis breakfast casserole can be baked immediately or covered with plastic wrap and put in the fridge overnight. The leftovers are great reheated also.


3 large green apples
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
12 oz softened cream cheese
1 large egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar
12 slices firm, good quality bread
8 large eggs
2 cups milk or half and half
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


Set the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.   Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking pan.

  1. Core, peel, and thinly slice the apples. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and sprinkle the brown sugar over butter. Add 2 tablespoons water to pan.  Add the apples and cook over medium heat, stirring often for 2 to 3 minutes or until the apples are just beginning to become tender. Set aside to cool.
  2. Beat the cream cheese until soft.  Add the single egg and granulated sugar and beat until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Cut the bread slices into fourths, cutting corner to corner so that you have triangles.  Lay the cut slices in the buttered pan.
  4. Whisk the eight eggs and milk until well combined.  Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, being sure to cover all of the bread with the mixture. Allow to sit for 20 minutes while apples are cooling.
  6. Spread cream cheese mixture over bread, sealing to the edges. Pour the apple mixture over the top evenly spreading the juices over apples.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes or until done. You may need to put a cookie sheet under the pan to catch any overflow.



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