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Apple-Cinnamon Baked French Toast

When my wife and I hosted a breakfast for our church group, we wanted to avoid the last-minute rush of cooking. So we decided to try this make-ahead French toast. Everyone loved it and requested the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 10 slices day-old French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine


  • Place bread in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine eggs, milk, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla; pour half over bread. Top with half of the apples. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining sugar; sprinkle half over apples. Top with the remaining apples. Pour remaining egg mixture over apples and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Dot with butter. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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