Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
Be sure to use an apple that will hold its shape after baking.
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 large tart apples, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 9 slices day-old French bread (3/4 inch thick)
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 (10 ounce) jar apple jelly
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves
- In a small saucepan, cook brown sugar, butter and corn syrup until thick, about 5-7 minutes.
- Pour into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan; arrange apples on top.
- In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla.
- Dip bread slices into the egg mixture for 1 minute; place over apples.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.
- For syrup combine last 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook and stir until hot.
- Serve over French toast.
This has been a staple for brunches at family events for many years. I think the sauce is what makes it special!
This is such a wonderful, warm, and delicious recipe. Its probably one of the best overnight recipes that I have tried so far. Breakfast is my favorite meal, and I've found another great way to serve it. It really is sweet enough without the syrup, but I did serve it with maple, instead of the one listed. Lots of compliments, and I will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
I made this for my extended family. What a hit! Next time I will experiment with making more caramel mixture and eliminating the syrup. This is one terrific recipe!