I made this recipe for the second time over the weekend and had to share it since it’s sooo good! I found the recipe on Martha Stewart’s website. I was looking for new recipes to try with all the apples I had from apple picking. The recipe is for Apple-Maple French Toast. I haven’t had French Toast in forever and when I found the recipe I couldn’t wait to try it. The recipe was easy and super tasty (and helped to slowly decrease the large pile of apples on my kitchen table!!)
Apple-Maple French Toast
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 slices of bread
2 tablespoons butter, plus more for serving
3 apples, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup maple syrup
Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, and a pinch of ground cinnamon in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add the bread in a single layer, turning until all the egg is absorbed. (I like to use the Pepridge Farm Homestyle White Bread.)
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter, and add apples, stirring to coat until starting to caramelize. Add the water, cooking until water has evaporated and apples are tender, about 4 minutes
Pour in the maple syrup (I like to splurge and get a good quality syrup..it makes a big difference!) and a dash of ground cinnamon; simmer for a minute to combine.
In a large, heated nonstick skillet, melt about 1 tablespoon butter and saute the soaked bread until golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes. Place French toast on a plate and top with apple-maple mixture, plus more butter if you’d like!
This recipe is sure to be a family favorite!! I was so impressed with this recipe I went back on Martha’s site to find some more apple recipes to try. I came up with two more that were equally delicious. I highly recommend the Apple-Butternut Squash Soup (that got even better as it sat in the fridge and became my lunch leftovers…) found here http://www.marthastewart.com/284268/apple-butternut-squash-soup?search_key=apple%20butternut%20soup and the Apple Cup Cakes (that I decided not to frost and eat as a breakfast treat!!)