Friday, November 19, 2010

Apple Toffee French Toast with Apple Syrup

MMMM I love breakfast food. Funny thing is my husband brought this recipe home ripped out of a magazine. He said, "You should make this this weekend it looks so good." So I did. It was a recipe winner for Tree Top's Secret ingredient recipe contest. Not sure what the secret ingredient is maybe the toffee?. Anyway it was really good. The only thing I would change is add pecans to it. I like a little more crunch. I also like to have my french toast a little crisper so when you bake it make sure it gets a little crusty on top. If not give it a quick broil to toast it up a little because the ooey gooeyness will need a little balance of toastiness.

Apple Toffee French Toast
8 cups of French bread cut into 1 inch cubes
3 tart apples, peeled and chopped
8 ounces of cream cheese softened
3/4c. brown sugar
1/4c. sugar
1/4c. tree top apple juice or what you have
2t. vanilla divided
1/2c. toffee bits
5 eggs
3/4c. milk
place half the bread cubes in a greased 9x13 pan; top with apples.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with juice, sugars and 1 t. vanilla until smooth. Stir in toffee bits.
Spread over apples and top with remaining bread.

In another bowl beat eggs, milk and remaining vanilla until well blended, I also added a little cinnamon. Pour over french toast and and cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from fridge 30 minutes before cooking. Bake 350 for 40-45 minutes uncovered or until a knife in center comes out clean.

Apple Syrup
1c. sugar
2T. cornstarch
1/2t. cinnamon and nutmeg
2c. apple juice
2T. lemon juice
5 T. butter
In a saucepan, mix everything together except butter. Bring to a boil whisking constantly. Boil 1 minute, then stir in butter. Serve over warm french toast.


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