French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples for a Breakfast For Dinner #SundaySupper

This week we have decided that these early morning dishes are simply too good to be confined to one time of day. We’re having Breakfast for Dinner!

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples for a Breakfast For Dinner #SundaySupper from TheFoodieArmyWife.com

I am bringing you a favorite breakfast dish of mine, French Toast Casserole that I top with sautéed apples. There’s no need to dip and fry this French toast, simply put it together in your baking dish, bake and serve when ready!


To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut or tear some crusty bread into about 1 inch pieces. Place them in a 9 inch square (or equivalent) baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. This is also a great way to salvage that almost stale bread – no waste!

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In a bowl, combine 3/4 c milk, 1/2 cup half & half, 1/3 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

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To that, add 4 eggs.

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Whisk it all together until well combined and a little frothy.

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Pour the egg mixture all over the top of the bread.

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Gently press the bread into the egg mixture to make sure it soaks in well. A spatula does the trick perfectly. Set that aside for now.

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In a bowl, combine 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c brown sugar, a pinch of salt, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Stir them together.

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Add in 1/4 cup cold butter that has been sliced up. Cut this in with a pastry blender until crumbly.

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Like this!

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Next, finely chop a handful of pecans and add them to your topping mixture.

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Sprinkle this all over the top of the bread. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until it is the firmness that you desire.

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Meanwhile, let’s sauté some apples! Core and slice a Granny Smith apple or 2.

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In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.

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Toss in your apple slices and sauté these for 8-10 minutes, stirring often until the apples are tender.

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Add in 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and a half teaspoon of cinnamon and give them a stir.

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After a minute or so, the sugar has dissolved and you have these beautiful apples for your French toast!

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Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving.

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Serve this with or without a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples for a Breakfast For Dinner #SundaySupper from TheFoodieArmyWife.com

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples
 
I am bringing you a favorite breakfast dish of mine, French Toast Casserole that I top with sautéed apples. There’s no need to dip and fry this French toast, simply put it together in your baking dish, bake and serve when ready.
Ingredients
For Casserole
  • 3-4 cups of crusty day-old bread, cut or torn into 1 inch pieces
  • ¾ c milk
  • ½ c half & half
  • ⅓ c sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
For topping
  • ¼ c flour
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ c cold butter, cut into slices
  • ⅓ c pecans, finely chopped
For the Sautéed Apples
  • 1 or 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 3 Tb brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Optional
  • Maple Syrup for Drizzling
Instructions
  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut or tear some crusty bread into about 1 inch pieces. Place them in a 9 inch square (or equivalent) baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. This is also a great way to salvage that almost stale bread – no waste!
  2. In a bowl, combine the milk, half & half, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Whisk it all together until well combined and a little frothy.Pour the egg mixture all over the top of the bread. Gently press the bread into the egg mixture to make sure it soaks in well. A spatula does the trick perfectly. Set that aside for now.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir them together. Add in the cold butter that has been sliced up. Cut this in with a pastry blender until crumbly. Next, finely chop the pecans and add them to your topping mixture. Sprinkle this all over the top of the bread. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until it is the firmness that you desire.
  4. Meanwhile, let’s sauté some apples! Core and slice a Granny Smith apple or 2. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Toss in your apple slices and sauté these for 8-10 minutes, stirring often until the apples are tender. Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and give them a stir. After a minute or so, the sugar has dissolved and you have beautiful apples for your French toast!
  5. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving. Serve this with or without a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!
Notes
This casserole can be prepared the night before. No need to press down the bread, simply cover and refrigerate. Add the topping in the morning, and then bake as before.

SundaySupper

This week many of the contributors for Sunday Supper have taken off to party away at the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida. But as you can see, we didn’t leave you hanging! Here is a cornucopia of breakfast delights to satisfy your “Breakfast for Dinner” wishes.

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Normally it would be very socially unacceptable to have wine with your breakfast, but seeing as this is closer to sunset than sunrise, we say go for it!!!

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Comments

  1. theninjabaker says

    Oh my goodness, Conni. You certainly know how to make your readers hungry! Your casserole combines all the comforts of home-cooking goodness…Don't be surprised if a Ninja Baker shows up on your doorstep soon!

    =)

  2. Stacy says

    That looks French toast casserole looks perfect for breakfast, dinner OR dessert, Conni! Thanks for hosting this great theme!

    • says

      Thanks Nichole! Making it as a casserole is kind of a shortcut – no dipping & frying. You still have to wait for it to bake, but you don't have to stand there the whole time making it happen :)

  3. EatMoveShine says

    This looks amazing! Especially love the shot with the apples cooking away- yum! Thanks for hosting this week, what a fun #SundaySupper theme! :-)

  4. hipfoodiemom says

    Conni! Thanks for hosting today. . you picked a great theme to host! :P Your French Toast Casserole looks fabulous .. and perfect with the sausage links, yum!!!

  5. Family Foodie says

    Thanks for hosting #SundaySupper this week! This looks so good and is something my kids would love!

  6. the dish diva says

    Wow. I'm picturing myself making this casserole in a cabin in the mountains. Now to just book that trip…

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