Baked Apple French Toast Recipe

Baked Apple French Toast Recipe

How To Make Baked Apple French Toast

This make-ahead apple French toast recipe serves a luscious baked breakfast using moist and soft slices of bread topped with sweet and gooey apples.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



For French Toast:

  • 1lbchallah,(1 lb) or raisin challah
  • 5large eggs
  • cupshalf and half
  • 3tbspmaple syrup
  • 2tbspbourbon,optional, replace with apple cider or half & half if desired
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ¼tspsalt,heaping

For Apple Topping:

  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • 4large granny smith apples,peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¼cupdark brown sugar,plus 2 tbsp, packed
  • 6tbspmaple syrup
  • 1tspground cinnamon

For Serving:

  • confectioner’s sugar
  • maple syrup


  1. Butter a 9×13-inch baking dish.

French Toast:

  1. Slice the bread into ¾-inch-thick slices.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, maple syrup, bourbon, vanilla, and salt.

  3. Dip each slice of challah into the custard mixture for about 5 seconds, then arrange in an overlapping pattern in the prepared baking dish. Be sure the entire bottom of the dish is covered with the bread.

  4. Pour any remaining custard over the bread. Set aside.

Apple Topping:

  1. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 8 minutes until the apples are softened and the sugar-syrup is thickened.

  2. Spoon the apples and sugar-syrup evenly over the bread, making sure not to leave any of the syrup behind. 

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and set an oven rack in the middle position.

  4. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for about 20 minutes more until puffed and golden. Remove from the oven and, using a fine sieve, dust with the confectioners’ sugar.

  5. Serve with maple syrup.

Recipe Notes

If not baking immediately, cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.


  • Calories: 476.60kcal
  • Fat: 17.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.45g
  • Fiber: 4.36g
  • Sugar: 34.26g
  • Protein: 11.20g
  • Cholesterol: 177.22mg
  • Sodium: 357.03mg
  • Calcium: 154.83mg
  • Potassium: 348.64mg
  • Iron: 2.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 183.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.42mg
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