Apple French Toast Bake8-12 servings
French Toast
1 baguette, 12 oz.
8 large eggs
3 cups milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt 

Topping
5-6 apples, peeled and thinly sliced; Granny Smith is a good choice
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. melted butter

Garnish
confectioners sugar or cinnamon sugar
maple syrup

1. Lightly butter a 9" x 13" baking pan or similar-sized casserole dish. Slice a day-old baguette into 3/4" to 1" slices; you'll need about 21 slices to fill the pan. Place the slices of bread into the pan.
2. In a medium-sized bowl beat the eggs, then whisk in the milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt.
3. Pour this mixture over the bread, and let it soak in while you're preparing the topping.
4. Peel and slice the apples thinly. Toss them with the remaining topping ingredients, and spread them over the bread in the pan.
5. To bake immediately, preheat the oven to 375°F. To bake up to 48 hours later, cover the pan, and refrigerate.
6. Bake the French toast in a preheated 375°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the apples are soft and the eggs set. If it's been refrigerated, remove the cover, and bake for 60 to 70 minutes.
7. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with the sugar of your choice, if desired; or drizzle with maple syrup.

*recipe and photo provided by King Arthur Flour

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