Monday, January 16, 2012

{ baked apple bourbon french toast }

The perfect breakfast for a cold morning (or a balmy summer afternoon, for that matter!).

Baked Apple Bourbon French Toast
(adapted from


  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons bourbon
  • large baking apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • loaf of French bread, cut in about 1/2" thick-slices
  • eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg

*Note: Ideally, this kish can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. If assembling entire casserole in the morning, dip bread slices in egg mixture before arranging them on apples.

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a small pan melt butter and sugar together. Whisk to combine and cook until slightly thickened. Add bourbon and whisk again. Continue to cook for about 1 minute.

Pour butter mixture into a 9" x 13" casserole dish. Arrange sliced apples on top of butter. Arrange bread slices on top of apples.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour mixture over bread.
Place casserole dish in the oven and bake for 45-minutes to 1 hour, or until apple slices have softened and bread is golden brown.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

this looks incredible!