Panettone French Toast With Apples and Cranberrries

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Panettone made into a delectable French toast with apples and cranberries what could be better. The recipe for pantone- a sweet bread made with soft raisins and candied fruit peels-was developed by a young Milianese baker during the 15th century. Antonio(panettone means Tony's bread) created this bread to impress his fiancee during the holiday season. Note:This is made ahead and refrigerated over night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1/2 cup of the butter in a saucepan over low heat; Add brown sugar and water until combined.
  2. Spread this mixture over the bottom of a 9x13x2-inch glass baking dish.
  3. Whisk together the milk, cream, eggs vanilla and cinnamon, set aside.
  4. Peel,core and slice the apples into 1/4 inch thick slices; heat remaining butter over medium heat; add apples and saute for 8 to 10 minutes,until apples are cooked but not mushy.
  5. Spread the apples over the bottom of the baking dish, sprinkle the cranberries over the apples.
  6. Cover the apples with the panettone slices; Pour egg and cream mixture over the panttone, coating all of the slices.
  7. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Preheat over to 350 degrees; bake the French toast uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly golden; spoon the apples over the French toast when serving.
Most Helpful

I have made this recipe for Christmas morning the past 2 years and it is a big hit. I plan on making this our Christmas morning tradition. It's so easy to have it made ahead of time and just pop it in the oven the next morning. It is delicous and makes the house smell so good.

demauro January 07, 2010

Yum! This was delicious. The fruity flavor is fantastic. I had a small panettone loaf so I made a half recipe. This recipe could be used as a dessert also. Add a dollop of whipped cream, like I did.

Marie Nixon January 05, 2014

I had a Panettone leftover from Christmas that I needed to use and found this recipe yesterday. It was excellent! I did not have cream (so used all milk) or cranberries (used currants instead) and the only apples I had were galas. I also added about 1 tsp of grated nutmeg (personal preference). I did cut the panettone into cubes as it was older and a little crumbly, so an overnight recipe was perfect. I will use this again. It makes your house smell great all day! I plan to try it over the holidays using cranberries, it sounds awesome.<br/><br/>Update: 1/2/14: Here it is, 5 years later, and I'm still making this during the holidays and it's still a big hit. I do use the cramberries as they are abundant this time of year. It's now become a tradition, and a delicious one at that!

Deb Colorado January 02, 2014