Monday, October 11, 2010

Caramel Apple French Toast

Caramel Apple French Toast

Angela Smeed makes this every Conference weekend for breakfast. She gave me the recipe the week before conference, so I thought we'd try it! It was DELICIOUS, and it looks so beautiful when it's served!!

Make the night before your breakfast
4 large Granny Smith apples
1 tsp. cinnamon
sugar to taste
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 T light corn syrup
3 T butter
3/4 cup walnuts or pecans
12 slices of firm white bread (Texas Toast)
3 eggs beaten
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1. Peel, core and slice apples. Pour 1/2 cup of water over apples. Simmer 4-5 minutes until apples are softened. Drain apples, place in bowl. Gently mix in cinnamon and sugar.
2. Set aside apples. In the same skillet, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar melts and mixture comes to a slow boil. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle with nuts.
3. Place 6 slices of bread on top of syrup and nuts. Divide apples among bread slices and top with remaining 6 slices.
4. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg. Pour over apple sandwiches. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5. In the morning, preheat oven to 325 degrees and bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
6. Remove from oven cover with a serving platter and invert (so caramel and nuts are on top). Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and serve with vanilla sauce.
Serves 12

Vanilla Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 T cornstarch
2 T butter or margarine
1 T vanilla

1. Mix sugar, cornstarch and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Cook stirring often, over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
2. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla.
3. Stir until butter melts.

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