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French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples

Everything you love about French toast in an easy to serve breakfast casserole.

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples for a Breakfast For Dinner #SundaySupper from Cosmopolitancornbread.com

I am bringing you a favorite breakfast dish of mine, French Toast Casserole that I top with sautéed apples. There’s no need to dip and fry this French toast, simply put it together in your baking dish, bake and serve when ready!

How to Make French Toast Casserole

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut or tear some crusty bread into about 1 inch pieces. Place them in a 9 inch square (or equivalent) baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. This is also a great way to salvage that almost stale bread – no waste!

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In a bowl, combine 3/4 c milk, 1/2 cup half & half, 1/3 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

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To that, add 4 eggs.

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Whisk it all together until well combined and a little frothy.

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Pour the egg mixture all over the top of the bread.

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Gently press the bread into the egg mixture to make sure it soaks in well. A spatula does the trick perfectly. Set that aside for now.

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In a bowl, combine 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c brown sugar, a pinch of salt, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Stir them together.

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Add in 1/4 cup cold butter that has been sliced up. Cut this in with a pastry blender until crumbly.

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Like this!

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Next, finely chop a handful of pecans and add them to your topping mixture.

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Sprinkle this all over the top of the bread. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until it is the firmness that you desire.

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Meanwhile, let’s sauté some apples! Core and slice a Granny Smith apple or 2.

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In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.

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Toss in your apple slices and sauté these for 8-10 minutes, stirring often until the apples are tender.

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Add in 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and a half teaspoon of cinnamon and give them a stir.

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After a minute or so, the sugar has dissolved and you have these beautiful apples for your French toast!

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Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving.

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Serve this with or without a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples for a Breakfast For Dinner #SundaySupper from Cosmopolitancornbread.com

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French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

I am bringing you a favorite breakfast dish of mine, French Toast Casserole that I top with sautéed apples. There’s no need to dip and fry this French toast, simply put it together in your baking dish, bake and serve when ready.

Ingredients

For Casserole

  • 3-4 cups of crusty day-old bread, cut or torn into 1 inch pieces
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 1/2 c half & half
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs

For topping

  • 1/4 c flour
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 c cold butter, cut into slices
  • 1/3 c pecans, finely chopped

For the Sautéed Apples

  • 1 or 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 3 Tb brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Optional

  • Maple Syrup for Drizzling

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut or tear some crusty bread into about 1 inch pieces.
  2. Place them in a 9 inch square (or equivalent) baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. This is also a great way to salvage that almost stale bread – no waste!
  3. In a bowl, combine the milk, half & half, sugar, vanilla and eggs.
  4. Whisk it all together until well combined and a little frothy.Pour the egg mixture all over the top of the bread.
  5. Gently press the bread into the egg mixture to make sure it soaks in well. A spatula does the trick perfectly. Set that aside for now.
  6. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir them together.
  7. Add in the cold butter that has been sliced up. Cut this in with a pastry blender until crumbly. Next, finely chop the pecans and add them to your topping mixture.
  8. Sprinkle this all over the top of the bread.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until it is the firmness that you desire.
  10. Meanwhile, let’s sauté some apples! Core and slice a Granny Smith apple or 2.
  11. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  12. Toss in your apple slices and sauté these for 8-10 minutes, stirring often until the apples are tender.
  13. Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and give them a stir. After a minute or so, the sugar has dissolved and you have beautiful apples for your French toast!
  14. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving. Serve this with or without a drizzle of maple syrup.
  15. Enjoy!

Notes

This casserole can be prepared the night before. No need to press down the bread, simply cover and refrigerate. Add the topping in the morning, and then bake as before.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 109mg Sodium: 390mg Carbohydrates: 52g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 23g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.

38 thoughts on “French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples”

  1. Mmmm – I love that you put apples with your french toast…I much prefer that to berries! This looks delish!
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  2. Thanks for hosting us, Conni! I love sauteed apples…perfect topping for your irresistible French toast casserole. SO yummy!
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  3. You managed to put the whole three daily meals on a plate Conni! The sausage along this sweet dish is so perfect.
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  4. Conni! Thanks for hosting today. . you picked a great theme to host! :P Your French Toast Casserole looks fabulous .. and perfect with the sausage links, yum!!!

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  5. This looks amazing! Especially love the shot with the apples cooking away- yum! Thanks for hosting this week, what a fun #SundaySupper theme! :-)

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    • Thanks Nichole! Making it as a casserole is kind of a shortcut – no dipping & frying. You still have to wait for it to bake, but you don't have to stand there the whole time making it happen :)

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  6. That looks French toast casserole looks perfect for breakfast, dinner OR dessert, Conni! Thanks for hosting this great theme!

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  7. Oh my goodness, Conni. You certainly know how to make your readers hungry! Your casserole combines all the comforts of home-cooking goodness…Don't be surprised if a Ninja Baker shows up on your doorstep soon!

    =)

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