Apple Bourbon Baked French Toast

Sometimes we need a little extra kick to our breakfast.  This French toast recipe is surprisingly easy and uncomplicated.  You can even make it the night before!

This recipe can be easily doubled for a crowd and will fit in a 9×13 pan.  Otherwise, use a 9×9 pan.


-1/4 Cup Butter
-1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
-2 Tablespoons Bourbon
-2 Apples, sliced
-1/2 of a Baguette, sliced thick
-2 Eggs
-1/2 Cup Milk
-1 teaspoon Vanilla
-1 teaspoon Cinnamon
-1 Dash Nutmeg

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
Add brown sugar and bourbon, cook until sugar is fully melted.

While the sauce is on the stovetop, slice the apples.

Pour the sauce in the bottom of a 9×9 inch baking pan.  Place apple slices on top.

Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar in a medium sized bowl.

Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture, being sure to coat both sides.

Place the pieces of bread on top of the sliced apples.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until apples can be pierced with a fork.

When serving, spoon the sauce from the bottom on top of the bread and apples.


11 thoughts on “Apple Bourbon Baked French Toast

  1. cgregory

    27 Apr on 2012 at 11:13 am

    I’m loving this. It’s a sort of rustic bread pudding. Divine!

  2. Just A Smidgen

    27 Apr on 2012 at 11:26 am

    Sounds so good! Do you think the bourbon would “cook off” or is this an “adult only” recipe? I’d love that flavor!!

    • thedrivencook

      29 Apr on 2012 at 11:28 am

      Yes, it does cook off. It cooks long enough in the skillet. :) It still has a distinctive bourbon flavor, though.

  3. chefconnie

    27 Apr on 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I love baked french toast for a crowd. I had 45 guests on Sunday at Cal-Wood and I made banana walnut maple baked french toast. I have to add your recipe to the file now!

    • thedrivencook

      29 Apr on 2012 at 11:29 am

      Whoa, that french toast sounds good! Yum!

    • thedrivencook

      29 Apr on 2012 at 11:29 am

      It does seem like it would be a Greg & Katherine style recipe! :)

  4. Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious)

    29 Apr on 2012 at 2:19 am

    I’ve made a couple of baked french toasts before but this is by the far one of the best combination of flavors!

  5. infinebalance

    14 May on 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Oh yumm! I love baked french toast… what a great brunch recipe.

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