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Apple-stuffed french toast casserole

6
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 25 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
2 hr 5 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
This is the easiest way to make french toast for a crowd! Slices of cinnamon-raisin bread soak up a custardy mixture of eggs, milk, and vanilla. In the middle, there’s a sweet layer of apples, brown sugar, and spices. Perfect for Mother Day or Easter when brunch is the main meal. Have fun with the kids and invite them to assist in dipping the bread and assembling the casserole. The 2-hour bake time leaves space in the morning for you to relax and get ready or just enjoy a few cups of coffee with family. Great for gatherings, this dish yields eight servings. Complete the meal with a simple green salad or fresh berries for a light and fresh side dish.

Ingredients

Fresh apple(s)

4 large, honeycrisp, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

Unpacked light brown sugar

1 Tbsp

Ground cinnamon

1½ tsp, divided

Ground nutmeg

1 pinch(es)

Ground allspice

1 pinch(es)

Fresh lemon juice

1 tsp

Egg(s)

5 large egg(s)

Low-fat milk

1 cup(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Cinnamon raisin swirl bread

9 slice(s), halved diagonally

Instructions

  1. Combine apples, sugar, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in a glass bowl; cover and microwave until apples soften, about 4 minutes on high.
  2. Meanwhile, beat eggs, milk, remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt in shallow bowl.
  3. Spray insert e of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Dip 10 bread halves in egg mixture until coated well on both sides. Arrange in overlapping circle on bottom of slow cooker; spoon cooked apples on top to form even layer.
  4. Dip remaining 8 bread halves in egg mixture and arrange in a wreath shape around edge of slow cooker, leaving apple mixture showing in center. Pour egg mixture remaining in bowl evenly over top. Cover and cook 2 hours on Low.
  5. Serving size: about 3/4 cup

Notes

Top each serving of french toast with 1/4 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar and a mix of fresh berries. It doesn’t affect the SmartPoints and it looks pretty.