Crisp on top and moist in the middle, this French toast studded with tender sweet apples will be a big hit with everyone. Drizzle it all over with warm Ontario maple syrup and enjoy for breakfast or brunch.



Spray 13-x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish with vegetable spray; spread half of the bread in dish.

In medium bowl, toss together apples, sugar and cinnamon; scatter half over bread. Top with remaining bread and apples. In same bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla; pour over bread mixture.  Press down gently with spatula to coat in liquid. Let stand for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature while preheating oven.)

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and egg mixture is set.  Drizzle with warm maple syrup, if you like.

Tip: For extra fiber, flavour and time-saving, leave the skin on the apples. Skip cutting the bread into cubes and let the kids tear the bread into pieces.  Delicious with slices of Ontario Peameal Bacon.


Recipe and Photography Courtesy of Foodland Ontario