Tasty Tuesday: An apple a day….

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An apple a day can launch many delicious eating adventures!

Over in My Sister’s Kitchen, we’re celebrating delicious apples all week…trying new recipes, exploring new combinations (today I learned of a side dish involving brussels sprouts and roasted apples!), and revisiting old favorites. Please check in each day to see what THAT apple day is all about.

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Today, I’m starting with a favorite apple-y breakfast dish: Cinnamon Apple French Toast. This recipe has a story–as many of my recipes do. When I was in my early twenties I spent several summers working at a camp up in northern British Columbia. It was an incredibly formative place for me and I made lifelong friends up there. It was at that camp, Rock Nest Ranch, that I acquired some of my favorite recipes. Years later, when my kids ranged in age from 4 to 10, I traveled with my best homeschooling friend and her four kids on the most amazing field trip of our lives. We spent six weeks on a road trip that took in some substantial time at that camp. It was memorable…even the youngest ones still remember that summer. To my delight, some of my favorite foods were still being served at the camp!

I convinced the cook to give me her recipe for baked French toast and I tucked it away for future use. I share it with you because it’s fun way to start the day with apples.

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Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

  • 10 slices of thick French bread (I use homemade bread)
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 3/4 c. milk
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 3/4 t. nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 T. butter

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Place slices of bread in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

Combine eggs, milk, 1/3 c. sugar and vanilla; pour 1/2 mixture over bread. Top with half of the apple slices. Combine 1/3 c. sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle 1/2 of this sugar mixture over the apples. Top with remaining apples. Pour remaining egg mixture over apples and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Dot with butter. Cover and chill overnight or 8 hours.

Take out of fridge 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean. Let stand for five minutes before serving.

I love being able to make a special breakfast treat the night before. This is a great dish for guests or for a fancy brunch.

We’ve only just begun! Come on over and visit My Sister’s Kitchen for more ideas for this apple-y time of year.

Barb Kelley.

About Barb


Mom of 4 boys ranging in age from 18-24, Barb cooks and writes her way through life as she explores what comes next in the life of a mom. Visit her at My Sister's Kitchen at http://mysisterskitchenonline.com. You can also find Barb on Facebook at http://facebook.com/sisterskitchen/ or follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/sisters_kitchen


Comments

  1. This sounds absolutely delicious! I will have to try it!!!

  2. Mmmmmm! I’m going to have to talk to Bruce about some French Bread!