Happy New Year! Thinking outside the traditional Rosh Hashanah dinner fare, I thought this Apple French Toast Casserole would be a nice way to add sweetness to your celebration. We have served this at breakfast meetings throughout the year and it received great reviews. Please note that you need to prepare it the night before and bake in the morning. A great way to start off the morning- no clean up and the aroma of apples and cinnamon permeating the house!
Let us know what you think.
Apple French Toast Casserole (Dairy)
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/2 cup butter
2 or 3 green apples peeled and sliced
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
12- 14 slices white bread, cut in half
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
In a saucepan, heat brown sugar and butter until melted.
Add water, apples and cinnamon; cook until apples are slightly soft and the sauce is foamy.
Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour mixture into baking pan and let cool.
Cover with bread slices. Combine eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake in a 350 degree oven uncovered for 40 minutes (cover the last 15 minutes of baking, if the bread is browning too quickly).