Recipe by ElaineAnn
This is great for a breakfast or brunch. Fixed the night before and popped in the oven in the morning while you are busy with other things. Prep time does not include refrigeration time.
Top Review by Bayhill
Delicious!! I love the convenience of making French toast casseroles the night before and popping them in the oven in the morning for a quick breakfast.We loved the addition of the apple/ brown sugar layer in this one. I used Golden Delicious apples and because my family doesn't care for raisins, I left them out. Also, I had to bake the casserole about 10-15 mins. after removing the foil to get the egg mixture done and the bread nice and crispy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper!!
*Made for 2010 Football Pool*
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
- 3 tart apples, peeled and sliced
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1 loaf French bread, cut in 1-inch slices
- 6 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine brown sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add apples and raisins, toss to coat well.
- Spread apple mixture evenly over bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Arrange slices of bread on top.
- Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and remaining cinnamon until well blended. Pour over bread, soaking bread completely.
- Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
- Bake, covered with aluminum foil, in a preheated 375° oven for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm.
- For an eye-catching presentation, loosen edges of baking dish and invert onto a large serving platter.