Apple French Toast Casserole

"Here's another make-it-the-night-before breakfast casserole. You don't need syrup with this one. Prep time does not include refrigerating overnight."
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  • Melt the butter in a large skillet and add apples.
  • Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar, water, and cinnamon and continue to cook and stir for 10 minutes until apples are tender.
  • Spoon mixture into 13x9 baking dish.
  • Cover apples with bread slices, making sure to cover the entire surface.
  • Trim the bread to fit if you must.
  • Beat eggs until foamy, then beat in milk and vanilla.
  • Pour egg mixture over the bread slices.
  • Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, remove the dish from the refrigerator and let it stand while oven is preheated to 375 F.
  • Bake uncovered for 35 minutes, or until bread is golden and firm.
  • Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
  • To serve on a platter, run a knife around the edges of the casserole, place platter on top of casserole, and carefully flip.
  • To serve individually, use a spatula to remove serving, place serving plate on top of serving and carefully flip so apple side is up.

Questions & Replies

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  1. jpmckitrick
    Do you think this could be frozen? Have a loaf of bread I need to use but don't need the casserole until Christmas.
  2. bbrett
    What is Italian bread? (Besides going to Italy and buying a loaf of bread)


  1. BogeysMom
    Awesome recipe. Easy to assemble the night before and bake in the morning. I used Granny Smith's because that's all I had on hand and it was still terrific. By the way, the smell was incredible while it was baking. Thanks for posting.
  2. TheDancingCook
    Thanks for a great recipe! Easy preparation the night before. I used 6 slices of Texas Toast, and the slices (with crusts) fit perfect in the 13x9 dish. I also used Gala apples, since I couldn't find Cortland or Empire.
  3. janice in florida
    I made this to have for my husband, kids father and my dad for fathers day....I made a little the day before to make sure it would come out ok. This one is a keeper, my son wants me to make it again for breakfast next weekend.
  4. Guava Girl
    The bread was boring and didn't add much flavor. Maybe it needs to be buttered... and we think pecans or walnuts added to the apple mixture would jazz it up. We also discovered it takes an expert to correctly flip it out of the pan. Have a rag ready to clean up the stove. Great for a cold winter morning.
  5. nclpalacios
    It was very good! I didnt put it in the fridge over night and it still turned out amazing.


  1. Grainne T.
    I squeeze a bit of lemon juice instead of water into the apple mixture as it cooks.
  2. MOOSE061970TCHS
    Greatest Apple cinnamon French toast
  3. patedw208
    This was so very good for breakfast and/or dessert. Used a combination of apples and pears and substituted maple syrup for the brown sugar. This recipe is a saver!
  4. jessysshameless
    I made this recipe before and it was great. i was craving it so i decided to whip some up very last minute one night. I had to make a few changes according to what I had on hand at home. I used french bread instead of Italian bread and gala apples. I doubled the apple mixture and added 1/4 chopped walnuts. To the egg mixture i added 1/2 tsp almond extract. I chopped up the bread into 1 inch squares. It came out delicious.
  5. Amy020
    This was REALLY good - definitely a keeper! The whole family liked it, except for 12 YO DD who just doesn't like French Toast bakes these days.<br/><br/>It took some work, but I got the recipe down to a healthy 5-8 WW PointsPlus per piece. Used Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light instead of butter; 1 lb. French bread; 2 eggs 1/2 c egg substitute instead of 4 eggs; almond milk instead of regular milk.<br/><br/>8 WW PPV: 8 servings<br/><br/>5 WW PPV: 12 servings<br/><br/>Read more:


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