Apple-Raisin French Toast Casserole

Apple-Raisin French Toast Casserole


"This is a delicious breakfast dish that my mother likes to prepare for Christmas breakfast. It is easy to prepare, and sets overnight, so in the morning you just put it in the oven and enjoy."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 341 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 354 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix in melted butter. Stir in apples and raisins until evenly coated. Pour into prepared pan. Arrange bread slices in an even layer over apples.
  2. In the bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Pour over bread, making sure every slice is fully soaked. Cover with aluminum foil, and refrigerated overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove dish from refrigerator while the oven is heating. Bake covered for 40 minutes. Remove cover, and bake 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Crystal S

Okay folks - have made this twice, 1st time as the original recipe called for and the 2nd time, took into account all the reviews.... Used 1/2 cinnamon raisin bread and half french bread, added nutmeg, increased the eggs to 8 and the cooking time to 1 hour with the last 25 minutes uncovered! Same amount of cinnamon... Fed eight hungry BIG men who sang my praises. This is definitely a keeper!!!

Angela R.

The flavor for this recipe was very good. The one thing I would change the next time I make it would be to use a loaf of Pepperidge Farm's Cinnamon Swirl or Cinnamon Raisin Swirl French Toast Bread. I would also cube the bread in one inch pieces as opposed to just keeping it in slices. It is much easier to serve if the bread has been cubed.


I am having a New Year's Eve brunch party for my son's first birthday, and have been experimenting with recipes. This one is making an appearance! It turned out great, especially thanks to the reviews. The only thing I am going to do differently when I make it on Friday night is use 1/4 cup butter instead of 1/2 cup....there was a buttery film swimming underneath the bread. We had to drain it, no biggie. Per other's suggestions, I used Pepperidge Farm Brown Sugar Cinnamon French Toast Bread, cubed (since I will be feeding a large crowd). Because of the bread, I omitted the cinnamon, except for a dash of cinnamon to the apple mixture. I also omitted the raisins, personal preference. I also soaked the bread cubes only in the egg mixture, instead of pouring it over.......I agree with the other reviewer, why would you want your apples swimming in egg? Yuck. This way worked great.....the casserole ended up sitting in fridge for 14 hours before being baked, (1/2 hr covered, 15 min uncovered) and the bread was PERFECT! Puffy and moist, but not soggy. Thank you for a fantastic brunch recipe! I tried Creme Brulee French Toast also off this site, not nearly as good as this! 1/1/06 - this was a HUGE hit at the brunch!!