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Crispy French Toast & Grilled Brown Sugar Apple Slices


I like making French toast with my own bread because I can slice to my preferred thickness, and I find that when I leave the bread in the egg batter for a few minutes on each side, it absorbs well and the grilled toast is crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. That’s why I call this Crispy French Toast! If you don’t have homemade bread that you’ve yourself made with your two little hands, then buy a dense loaf in the deli, day-old or two days old~~for instance, sourdough.

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  • 6 slices of day old bread
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk (sometimes I use half & half for richness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or your fave spice flavor~~nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, coriander, etc.)
  • 1 large apple skin-on cut into 6 circle slices (just pop out seeds leaving the inside ‘pattern’ on some of the slices)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Maple Syrup (or your favorite syrup)
  • Fresh Berries for garnish


Servings 3
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine the eggs, milk and cinnamon and pour in a pan. Lay the sliced bread in it for about 2-3 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile in a medium to large heavy skillet over medium heat, put about 2 tbl of butter, lay the apple slices in the skillet and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Grill the apple slices about 2-3 minutes on each side or until ‘al dente’.

Remove the apples, add more butter, reduce the heat to medium low and begin grilling the egg soaked bread slices cooking about 3 minutes per side or until you get a nice crispy golden brown caramelized outside. You can cover with a lid as each side cooks.

Serve by alternating slices of grilled apples and French Toast garnished with fresh berries and syrup. Serve immediately.

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