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Caramel Apple Upside Down French Toast Bake from The Food Charlatan

Caramel Apple Upside Down French Toast Bake

This tender Caramel Apple French Toast is easy to prep the night before! Perfect for holidays or any day that starts with S. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 396kcal
Author Karen


  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples *I used 4 very large ones
  • lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • maple syrup and whipped cream


  • Start by peeling your apples and then slicing them really thin. Keeping them thin and uniform is what makes it melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Place them in a bowl with some lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. (I let it go a couple extra minutes until it was browned, but that's just because I'm obsessed.)
  • Add brown sugar and corn syrup and stir until it is just starting to bubble. Stir in all the apples and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to low and continue cooking while you prepare the egg mixture.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt. Beat until combined.
  • Coat a 9x13 inch pan with butter or nonstick spray.
  • Pour all of the apple mixture into the pan. Top with 8 slices of cinnamon swirl bread (the only brand I could find that didn't have raisins was Cinnabon bread.) Press the bread down gently.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the top of the bread, making sure to coat evenly.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least a couple hours.
  • Remove the plastic wrap or foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Let cool 10 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife, then place a platter over the pan and flip over so that the apples are on top.
  • Serve with lots of syrup and whipped cream!


*Or your favorite baking apple; make sure it's a pretty tart variety.
Source: This one is from my friend Brittany.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg