One thing I always crave in the Fall is caramel apples. The tart flavor of crisp apples combined with sweet gooey caramel just sends me over the edge. So what better way to celebrate the coming of autumn than having caramel apples for breakfast? Caramel apples baked into an easy overnight French toast bake is definitely the way to go here! With about 20 minutes of assembly time the night before and immediately popping them into the refrigerator for an overnight rest, it is very convenient to be able to wake up in the morning and simply throw them into the oven for about twenty minutes. All you then need to do is relax while your kitchen fills with the scent of caramel and apples knowing that, in just a few minutes, you will be able to indulge in a delicious breakfast treat!
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1/3 c. whipping cream
- 6TB Butter
- 1TB corn syrup
- 2 large tart apples
- 1 large french baguette
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- First, make the caramel sauce: In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, cook the brown sugar, whipping cream, butter, and corn syrup, stirring constantly till it boils.
- Once it starts boiling, remove it from the heat and pour into a large (15x10) glass baking dish.
- Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and lie them on top of the caramel mixture.
- Next, slice the bread an inch thick on the diagonal. You will use anywhere from 12-16 slices depending on how large your bread and dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, milk, salt and cinnamon.
- Using a fork, dip bread in the egg mixture and lie each piece flat on top of the caramel and apple slices. (I normally squish the bread in as tight as possible.
- Cover the dish and place in the refrigerator over night.
- In the morning, bake at 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until edges of bread starts to brown and caramel mixture is bubbly.
- Turn the whole pan over into a decorative serving dish and fix so caramel and apples are showing. Pour any remaining caramel and apple mixture from the baking pan onto the top of the bread slices.
- Serve immediately.