- 8 cups French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 3 tart apples, peeled, chopped
- 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup Apple Juice
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla, divided
- ½ cup English toffee bits
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 TBSP cornstarch
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 2 cups* Tree Top Apple Juice
- 2 TBSP lemon juice
- 5 TBSP butter
* For thicker syrup, try reducing Apple Juice to 1 cup.
Created by Nadine M. of Mt. Healthy, OH - Tree Tops winner in the sweet category
Place half the bread cubes in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan; top with apples. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugars, Tree Top apple juice and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth; stir in toffee bits. Spread over apples. Top with remaining bread cubes.
In another large bowl, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla until well blended; pour over bread. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
While baking French toast prepare syrup.
In a medium size saucepan whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, Tree Top apple juice and lemon juice; heat to a boil; whisk constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Add butter. Serve over warm Apple Toffee French toast to 8 VERY lucky people.