The Feeding of the 5000 or How to Feed Your Family That’s Visiting from Nebraska, Breakfast

December 3, 2012 Bonus Recipes/VegetarianCorresponding RecipesMake Ahead Madness  No comments

Here’s another recipe I’ve added to in order to improve upon it. You may find after tasting the finished product that the other 4,999 people are going to have to fend for themselves.

A pastry cutter will be useful to you in making the topping.

I recommend eating this dish with a side of bacon.

Baked Apple French Toast

The French toast:

  • 20 slices of French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
  • 1 pear – peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 8 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Arrange 10 slices of bread in a greased 13X9 baking dish. Spread with pie filling, evenly distribute pear pieces over filling, and top with remaining bread. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

Topping:

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 TBSP. light corn syrup

While refrigerated French toast is set aside, place brown sugar in a small bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans and corn syrup. Sprinkle over French toast. Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.  

 

 

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