We made this for Christmas morning this year (2009). My mother found the recipe in her local paper -- The Daily Breeze in Redondo Beach, CA. When I made it, I added in not just the apples, but all the liquid -- as a result the dish was more like bread pudding than french toast ... it was still great, and I'd make it that way again. But if you'd like a drier texture, don't add the apple liquid. I also swapped out the cinnamon and nutmeg for two teaspoons of Recipe #45672 .