Apple Toffee French Toast With Apple Syrup
8 cups French bread, cut into 1" cubes
3 tart apples, peeled and chopped
8oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar (lower to 1/4 for less sweetness)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Tree Top Apple Juice
2 tsp vanilla divided
1/2 cup English Toffee Bits
3/4 cup milk
1 cup sugar (lower to 1/2 cup for less sweetness)
2 TBS cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 cups Tree Top Apple Juice
2 TBS lemon juice
5 TBS butter
|My husband thought it was a good idea to teach the 5yr old to use a knife LOL|
Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 13x9" baking pan; top with apples.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugars, apple juice and 1tsp vanilla until smooth; stir in toffee bits. Spread over apples. Top with remaining bread cubes.
In another large blow, beat the eggs, milk and 1 tsp vanilla until well blended; pour over bread.
Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from the fridge 30 min before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40-45 min or until a knife inserted n the center comes out clean.
While the French toast is baking, prepare the syrup below.
To make the apple syrup:
In a medium sized saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple juice and lemon juice; heat to boil, whisking constantly. Boil for one minute, then stir in butter. Serve over warm French Toast. Opt: put on a dollop of whip cream!