Wow! The title alone sounds daunting. NOT…..Really a lovely breakfast or brunch item.
- 2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 cup butter (not margarine)
- 4 tbsp. clear corn syrup
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla
- 7-8 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 loaf french bread, cut into 1″ thick slices, ends removed
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp. each cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg
- whipped cream
In a saucepan combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Melt until smooth and caramelized.
Spread half of the caramel in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan (sprayed with Pam) and keep the rest for the topping.
Now overlap the apples slices on top and lay the slices of the bread over the top of this.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cream, cinnamon/nutmeg and remaining tsp. of vanilla. Pour over the mixture making sure to cover the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Cut into 6-8 slices and invert to serve. *Drizzle caramel sauce over each slice and add a dollop of whipped cream. Did I mention just how yummy this is???
You may have to reheat this to a drizzle consistency.