Caramelized Apple French Toast

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 35m

Serves 4

Use a good-quality dense white bread that won't fall apart when soaked. Bake the French toast for a couple of minutes longer if you like it extra-crisp.

ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch salt
  • Eight 1/2-inch-thick slices white bread

directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large nonstick baking sheet with the butter. Press the brown sugar through a strainer onto a medium plate to remove any lumps and then sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar evenly over the prepared baking sheet.

In a shallow bowl, whisk the milk with the eggs, applesauce, granulated sugar, rum, vanilla, cardamom and salt. Add the bread slices and turn to coat, until thoroughly moistened. Arrange the slices on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning once, until the toast is lightly browned and the sugar is caramelized. Transfer the French toast to warm individual plates.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 1908

nutrition information per serving

362 calories; 7g total fat; 111mg cholesterol; 339mg sodium; 58g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 9g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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