There are so many takes on apple pie out there, including my apple pie with brie (which is delicious, btw) I wanted to share something a little different. French toast is one of my favorite brunch go-tos when dining out but it’s also very easy to make at home so this is a fun combination of homemade apple pie filling and basic French toast that is quite tasty. It’s truly the best of both worlds. Breakfast and dessert are my favorite meals of the day, if we’re being honest. This apple pie French toast would be great to throw together for a brunch at home or take to someone else’s gathering. There is no soaking or waiting overnight involved. I’m big on texture and find that when French toast is soaked overnight, the result is a little too soggy for my liking. If you like it that way, go in and let have. I won’t be mad at you. This dish can also double as a dessert and would be just perfect topped with whipped cream or ice cream. I’m just saying.
I used French bread in this apple pie French toast recipe but feel free to use Challa or good ol’ Texas Toast. They’ll all work well. Whatever you use just be sure to be generous with the portions. I go for slices that are about 2-inches thick to make sure the soak up a good amount of the sweet eggy mixture. I’ve found that this is also not so thick that it can’t cook through. Just serve this up with a side of cheese eggs and maybe some juice and you’re in business. The maple syrup is optional but a welcome and wonderful addition on my plate.
Let me know what you think and ask any questions you might have below. Thanks for reading!