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Apple Bourbon French Toast Casserole

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Bourbon caramel coated apples and cinnamon spiked French toast make for a quick and decadent make-ahead breakfast!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Bourbon
  • 3  Large Baking Apples, Cored, Peeled, And Sliced
  • 6 slices Day Old Bread, Sliced Thick
  • 4  Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 dash Nutmeg

Preparation

1. In a small pan melt butter and sugar together. Whisk to combine. Cook until slightly thickened. Add bourbon and whisk again. Continue to cook for about 1 minute.
2. Pour butter mixture into a 9″ x13″ pan. Arrange sliced apples on top.
3. Arrange slices of bread on top of apples.
4. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour mixture over bread.
5. Cover dish and refrigerate overnight (see note below). In the morning, place casserole dish in the oven. Heat to 350ºF. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until apple slices have softened and bread is golden brown.

Note: If you are preparing the casserole the morning you are serving it, dip bread slices in egg mixture before putting them in the pan. Pour remaining egg mixture over the top of bread slices. Bake at 350ºF for 40-45 minutes.

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Courtney on 12.8.2011

@Jen- I think rum could be really yummy, it’ll add just the right amount of kick.

@Oliviasmom- You could either just omit the bourbon and add a little extra butter for a thinner texture or replace the bourbon with light corn syrup. It will still be delicious!

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Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on 11.22.2011

Looks fabulous!! I don’t have Bourbon in the house, but I do have rum, do you think that would work?

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oliviasmom on 11.21.2011

i dont drink so what is a good substitute for bourbon thanks!
valerie

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Jill Budzynski on 11.13.2011

Puuuurfect for our church brunch! My husband loves French Toast above almost any other breakfast item, so thank you!!! Fabulous:)

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emmyl658 on 12.28.2011

Loved this.

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kerrip on 12.3.2011

Pretty good. It tasted like an apple bread pudding.

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danettantx on 11.28.2011

Tried this over the weekend and it was so wonderful! I think next time I might add pecans but maybe that’s a Texas thing. This was easy to whip up and I served with thick sliced bacon and fresh orange juice for a lovely Sunday breakfast at home. Thanks for sharing.

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barbigrl59 on 11.24.2011

Just made this, it’s delicious!!

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