This recipe is from the latest Country Living. It wasn’t that much harder than making regular french toast and worth any extra steps. It was delicious!
Apple French Toast
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus more for griddle
4 large, crisp-sweet apples, such as Jonamac or Empire, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes ( I used Gala)
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1 loaf challah bread or similar type cut into 1 1/2 inch thick slices
3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
confectioners sugar, for sprinkling
In a large skillet over med heat, melt butter. Add apples and 1/4 tsp nutmeg and cook until apples begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsps water and sugar (I also added a bit of cinnamon) to coat apples. Cook until fruit is tender, then set aside.
Heat a griddle or skillet over med heat. Also preheat oven to 350. Fit a baking pan with wire rack, set aside.
Make a two inch slit into each bread slice to create a pocket. Stuff about 3 tbsps apple mixture into each bread pocket; press to close.
In a large shallow bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, salt and remaining 1/2 tsp nutmeg.
Brush griddle with butter. Dip bread slices into egg mixture; cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to prepared baking pan; bake batch until heated through, 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
I also added some chopped walnuts and probably will use more cinnamon next time. Also I think I will prepare the apples the night before.
Hope you had a nice weekend!
Thank you Jeananne for the sweet compliment!