Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

French toast wrapped in layers of cinnamon apples and creamy cheese. This overnight apple pie will make even the most non-morning person excited about mornings.

 

Apple  pie and French toast are two timeless comfort foods for me. When I think of apple pie, I always seem to associate it with fall. I know, I know, summer has barely started, don’t rush the season, but apples and fall just seem to go hand in hand. I feel like I crave fall earlier and earlier each year. Maybe it’s because I miss the changing of the seasons I was so accustomed to growing up in Ohio and southern Mississippi just lacks that nostalgia for me; maybe it’s because fall memories from childhood stand out more in my head. Whatever the reason, I seem to be longing for fall a lot more these days.

The birth of Apple Pie French Toast

Apple Pie French Toast creation

Recently, I was making apple butter and the intoxicating smells of cinnamon and apples sparked the idea of making apple pie French Toast. I couldn’t wait to test this concept. French Bread layered with apple slices, cinnamon, sugar and cream cheese. It’s what breakfast dreams are made of. And let me tell you it did not disappoint.
Overnight apple pie French toast

Overnight Apple Pie French Toast

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

2/3 loaf French Bread cubed

8 oz softened cream cheese

1/2 cup Apple Butter (see above for recipe link)

3-4 Apples, peeled and thinly sliced

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp sugar

5 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 tsp Cinnamon

Directions

1) Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Add half cubed bread.

2) Mix together apples, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Set aside

3) Blend together cream cheese and apple butter. Spread over bread cubes in pan.

4) Top with sliced apples

5) Cover with remaining bread cubes.

6) Beat together eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining cinnamon. Pour over French toast casserole.

7) Cover with plastic wrap. Be sure to press down on the top so all the bread can soak up egg mixture. Refrigerate overnight.

Following morning

8) Preheat oven to 400° F. Cover casserole with foil; bake (covered) for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 10 minutes, be sure center is set.

I hope you enjoy this “fall inspired” breakfast as much as I did. Post it to Instagram or Twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #applepiefrenchtoast. Leave a comment and share your review.

19 Replies to “Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole”

  1. Mmmm this sounds like the perfect breakfast to wake up to in winter. I love an apple / cinnamom combination too. Will pin this one to try later!

    1. One of the things I liked best about this recipe is that it wasn’t heavy so it’s still suitable for summer. But cinnamon and apple is definitely a fall and winter comfort.

    1. I love overnight breakfasts. This one doesn’t feel heavy so you don’t get that “I don’t wanna move” after effect

    1. This is a great family breakfast. Especially since you prep the night before. Stick it in the oven and no stress in the morning. (At least from a food stand point)

  2. This sounds AMAZING! And the hubby and the kids love apple pie and French toast, so I feel like this will be a win-win for all!! I feel like this would make an amazing breakfast on Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, too!

    1. This would definitely be great for holiday mornings. Or to make a normal day less mundane. This would also be a great way to kick off a new school year with kids.

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