Tuesday, September 17, 2013

French Toast with Applesauce Syrup

French Toast with Applesauce Syrup

It's Get Your Chef On reveal day with the ingredient of applesauce!  I can't wait to see what the others have created - I decided to go the breakfast route.  My applesauce is in the syrup along with apple jelly and some spices served warm over the bake.

Your fun hosts for the challenge are:

Julie from White Lights on Wednesday
Jen from Four Marrs and One Venus

What I really love about this recipe is it can be made up the night before.  They bake in about 30 minutes and are cute served in these 8 oz. ramekins.  AND there is a surprise on the bottom... apples and caramel sauce.  A fun and easy breakfast!  And if you wanted, you could run a knife around the edge and turn upside down so the caramel runs down the sides. (another option for a bigger crowd is to double the ingredients below and make in a 9x13 baking dish)

French Toast with Applesauce Syrup | Cooking on the Front Burner

Overnight Apple French Toast

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients (5 8 oz servings)
    For bake
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1 T light corn syrup
    • 1 large granny smith apple peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • demi loaf of day old french bread (cut in 3/4" cubes)
    For Syrup
    • 1/2 cup applesauce
    • 5 ozs apple jelly
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • pinch ground cloves
    1. In a small saucepan cook brown sugar, butter and corn syrup until thick - about 5 minutes.
    2. Pour equal amounts into five 8 oz. ramekins.
    3. Cut each apple slice into pieces and evenly distribute over caramel
    4. In a large bowl beat eggs, milk and vanilla.
    5. Take cubed french bread and toss until all liquid is absorbed and divide evenly over apples. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    6. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking while heating oven to 350 degrees.
    7. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until crispy on top.
    8. Meanwhile combine apple jelly, applesauce and spices in a medium saucepan - cook and stir until hot. Serve over french toast.
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    The other recipes can be found below... hope you find something you like!  And I have to give a special shout-out to my daughter Danielle - Happy Birthday!!


    1. Delicious! I love apple and cinnamon this time of year, especially with caramel. : ) My cooking apples are ready so recipes like this are handy thanks!

      Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    2. Sounds amazing Deb! Perfect weekend brunch item. Delicious!

    3. This looks amazing, Deb! :) The competition is already fierce for this month's GYCO challenge! ;)

    4. I love this take on french toast Deb! It's fun and perfect for the season.

    5. Yummm apple french toast, that is something I've never had before! The syrup sounds absolutely delicious

    6. I almost did an applesauce syrup! I was going to do waffles. Now I almost wish I had. They'll pop up soon, now, I'm sure. These look YUM-O!

    7. Looks great, Lisa! I love french toast. French toast is really bread pudding for breakfast, right?

    8. That French toast with your apple sauce looks and sounds wonderful. Great way to up the anty on apple sauce!

    9. This is a fantastic idea - it looks delicious!

    10. Mmmm, I love an overnight French toast recipe!

    11. Oh Deb...there she goes again with the AMMMAZZING French Toast-- hello get in my mouth! This look screaming fantastic!

    12. Wow, that sounds delicious Deb! I have still never tried a baked French Toast. ;)

    13. Hello my fellow #GYCO competitor!
      I'm hopping around to check out the competition and this looks so good - I love french toast - what a fabulous idea to make an applesauce syrup! Good luck! :)
      Ang, Juggling Act Mama

    14. The apple sauce syrup sounds wonderful - we've just made a big batch of crab apple jelly and I am wondering if that might work as well.

      Do share this at this week's Empty Your Archive - we are linking up posts on sauces of all kinds sweet and savoury and this would be a lovely addition.

      You can also great old posts on all sorts of other food, craft, decor & parenting themes - Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

    15. Oh yum...this looks delicious and so decadent for breakfast! This would be great to link up to Create It Thursday #21…it's live now! Hope to see you there!

    16. I'm loving this applesauce syrup, Deb! Featuring this recipe tonight at SNF! :)


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