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Caramel Apple French Toast Recipe

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Weekend Brunch with Caramel Apple French Toast

Ahhhh..... Sunday morning.

The laziness of it all is so indulgent. Why not top it off with a wonderfully rich breakfast? French toast is a weekend recipe favorite. With this recipe for Caramel Apple French Toast, your weekend will become just a little more special.

It doesn't take too long to make, and is absolutely delicious! We've added a few ingredients to the original recipe as it was given to our family, and you may wish to do the same! For a mouth-watering weekend brunch treat, scroll on down to see how to make Caramel Apple French Toast.

Caramel Apple French Toast

Caramel Apple French Toast

Prep and Cook Time for Caramel Apple French Toast

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

25 min

35 min

2 servings

Ingredients for Caramel Apple French Toast

Ingredients: This Recipe Makes 1-2 servings of Caramel Apple French Toast:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream (at room temperature)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup graham crackers (ground)

4 large eggs

2 medium apples, peeled and sliced (Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Gala work best)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 slices thick white bread

Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)

How to Make the Sauce for the Caramel Apple French Toast

  1. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter in a medium saucepan, stirring continuously. Add the brown sugar and dissolve - about three minutes.
  2. Turn off heat, cool to room temperature (about 10 minutes) and then add heavy cream and vanilla. Stir thoroughly.
  3. Set aside.

Making Baked Apples

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Make the Baked Apples for the French Toast

  1. Wash, peel and slice the apples. If desired, you can chop them into smaller pieces.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the apples and about 1/4 cup water and cover with a lid.
  3. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  4. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes. Carefully remove from oven, as steam will be hot. Stir and test for desired firmness. Repeat until apples are cooked.
  5. Allow to cool slightly, approximately 5 minutes.

** Some people like their apples more firm and others enjoy a softer, applesauce-like fruit. Adjust your cooking time as appropriate.

Options Other than Apples

Mix up this Caramel Apple French Toast recipe with other fruit, such as any variety of pears or quince. Apples, pears and quince all belong to the rose family, surprisingly. Other fruits in the same family include apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and raspberries!

The more delicate the fruit, the less cooking time is necessary. Of course, remove any pits or seeds before preparing.

Make the French Toast for the Recipe

  1. Pre-heat a griddle to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter on griddle
  3. In a blender or food processor, grind the graham crackers (about 1 package) to make 1 cup of crumbs. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat 4 eggs until mixed.
  5. Take each slice of bread and dip into egg mixture, then roll in graham cracker crumbs
  6. Grill bread on each side until golden brown
  7. Transfer to a serving plate and place 1/4 cup baked apples on top and drizzle caramel sauce. Sprinkle powdered sugar, if desired.

Now you can enjoy your Caramel Apple French Toast!

If you loved this recipe, be sure to rate it above. Comments below are also welcome!

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© 2008 Stephanie Marshall


Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on October 22, 2012:

Hi Mekenzie - great suggestions! I love your recipe substitutes for butter and cream. YUM! All the best, Steph

Susan Ream from Michigan on October 22, 2012:

I agree with citigirl, you had me at caramal too. The name and the mouth watering picture is enough to drive anyone to the kitchen for such a delectable treat.

My first thought was yummy but 'forbidden' because of all the butter and then heavy cream ... both of which I love but my cholesterol is way high. BUT my next thought was Benecol (butter substitute that actually lowers cholesterol.) I could use canned coconut milk in place of cream ... both zero cholesterol.

So now I can have your french toast and eat it too. :)

Thanks Steph!


kikalina from Europe on October 22, 2012:

Yummmmmmmm...can i come for breakfast?

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on October 22, 2012:

Thanks! It is such a treat on these cooler autumn mornings. Hope you love it. Best, Steph

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on October 22, 2012:

OMG - you had me at caramel. I CAN'T WAIT to try this. WOW! Voted up, tweeted and shared.

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on December 02, 2010:

Thank you fresh2def - it is sooo yummy! Appreciate the comment, enjoy your french toast. :)

fresh2def05 from Louisville, Ky on December 02, 2010:

Man this looks good. can't wait to try it. Oh and I love reading your hubs by the way. Your a great writer.

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 29, 2009:

Hi nazishnasim, Thank you! I agree that this caramel apple french toast recipe is heavenly. That's why I had to share it. Cheers, Steph

nazishnasim on April 29, 2009:


I actually tried this and it tasted like 'heaven':D. The first memory I have is of french toast but they were plain back then and never tasted this great. Thankyou :D. Plus, I am an instant fan :D.

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 29, 2008:

I am not bragging, but this really is good - and worth the extra effort!! Post a comment and let me know what you think afterwards! (now I'm getting in the mood for this... perhaps for Sunday breakfast....)

Blogger Mom from Northeast, US on March 29, 2008:

Sounds wonderful! French toast is big in our house - I love the idea of using the graham cracker crumbs. Thanks for sharing this!

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 10, 2008:

Go for it! It is delicious....

penmanzee on March 10, 2008:

Now I got Sunday breakfast!

penmanzee on March 10, 2008:

Now I got Sunday breakfast!

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 09, 2008:

I hope you enjoy it Bonnie! It is the ultimate in comfort food! Steph

Bonnie Ramsey from United States on March 09, 2008:

OMG! Steph, this sounds delicious! I am printing this so I can try it sometime soon! Thanks for the recipe!


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