Overnight Apple French Toast

The Secret - Bed & Breakfast Lodge

2356 AL Hwy 68 West , Leesburg, AL 35983-4000 États-Unis


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled & sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 slices day-old Frech bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 jar (10 oz) apple jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar-packed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup


  1. In a small saucepan, cook brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup until thick, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Pour into an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Arrange apples on top.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, and vanilla. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture for 1 minute; place over apples. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  5. SYRUP: Combine syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook and stir until hot. Serve over French toast. Yield: 9 servings
About this recipe:

We opened our bed & breakfast in 1995. Soon after we opened fellow innkeepers, Tony & Eleanor Teverino visited us and welcomed us to the B & B family by sharing this recipe. It has become one of our favorites. With the Teverino's permission, we prepared it on live TV on the Alabama Public Televsion Broadcasting fundraising special in August of 1998. We love to tell this story because it represents what the B & B experience is all about--good friends and good food.