Apple butter snuggles up to French toast and bakes in a cast iron skillet. Who knew tradition could taste so good?
Call me crazy, but I kiiiiiiind of want to just cozy up inside this Apple Butter French Toast all autumn long.
Who’s with me?
But seriously, can you imagine anything better than waking up to this goodness baking in the oven on a cool fall weekend? Few things will get me out of bed faster than yummy food, and this is no exception.
Sweet apple butter is sandwiched between slices of fresh French bread, which is topped with chopped pecans, which get all toasty in the oven amid the seasonal spices of cinnamon and ginger…sigh. Breakfast just doesn’t get much better, really.
So let’s get baking!
First, bake a couple loaves of Pillsbury French bread. You can also use their Italian bread or a challah loaf – whatever floats your boat!
Melt a half a stick o’ buttah in the bottom of a large, cast-iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, you can also make this in a 13-by-9-inch pan (just be sure to melt the butter separately first). Oh, and then sprinkle the top with brown sugar – can’t forget that important detail!
Sandwich some apple butter between two slices of French bread, then arrange the slices in a single, even layer in the skillet, like so.
Whip up the egg-milk mixture, then pour it evenly over the bread. Sprinkle the top with chopped pecans.
Bake the French toast until the egg mixture is baked through and the tops of the bread slices are a deep golden brown (if the bread is turning too dark while baking, cover the skillet with a sheet of foil).
Isn’t that just a glorious sight of gloriousness?
Serve up slices with powdered sugar and maple syrup, and watch everyone fight for seconds (except for me, of course – I’ll just be thinking about cozying up in that skillet).
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