Cranberry-Apple Baked French Toast
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe came from my mother in law, which I think she got from someone at work. She made it while we were visiting and it was awesome. I have tweaked it just a tad. I served it for brunch this weekend and it was a huge hit. Enjoy.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar packed
1 Stick Melted Butter
1/4 Cup orange juice
3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 large tart apples
1/4 Cup dried Cranberries
1 lb loaf of day old bread- (needs to be thick)
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1 Tbs Vanilla
In a large owl combine melted butter, syrup, brown sugar, OJ, 1 tsp of the cinnamon and nutmeg. Add slices apple and cranberries and mix lightly. Lightly butter a 9x13 glass baking dish. Spread apple mixture on the bottom.
Place bread slices over the whole pan. Leave no empty spots.
In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining cinnamon. Whisk together and pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour but up to 24.
Bake covered at 375 for 40 mins. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 mins. Let stand for and additional 5.Cut and serve with warm syrup.