In The Kitchen - Breakfast/Brunch
October 5, 2023

Caramel Apple French Toast Bake

This delectable bake, filled with fall flavors or Autumn and Apples, works for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!

7 min read

Tis the season for everything autumn!! Gourds in gorge hues, creamy pumpkin spice lattes, spooky decor, and of course, caramel apples. And ir you’re like me, you want to celebrate autumn in every way, morning, noon and night…so to kick the mornings off right, here’s a yummo breakfast dish…an autumn inspired caramel apple french toast bake.

Caramel Apple French Toast Bake

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min

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  • 9X 13 baker
  • pitcher (or pouring dish)
  • 1 small bowl


  • ~14 slices brioche or challah bread
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream (you can substitute with milk)
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups apple pie filling (homemade or store bought)
  • ⅓ cup warmed caramel sauce
  • ¼ cup caramel simple syrup (homemade or you can use Torani’s)

For the crumble

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup flour


  • Grease your 9 x 13 baker.
  • Whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla, caramel simple syrup and spices in a pitcher (or dish from which it is easy to pour).
  • Cut slices and layer into pan  (You can use a full or half slice for a pretty top, but I’d recommend you soak the tops of each slice in the egg mixture before placing into the pan to ensure they get a good egg soak.  For an even gooier bake, cut the bread slices into cubes, which allows the egg mixture to soak through every piece.)
  • Spoon the apple filling between slices/cubes - you do not need to place between every slice - rather place the fruit at regular intervals)
  • Pour the egg mixture over the entire pan  to allow the mixture to seep into the bread.
  • While the bread begins to soak, make your cinnamon crumble by mixing all the crumble ingredients together  in a small bowl with a fork.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumble on the bake to soak into the bread.  Cover and chill overnight.  (You can also bake after allowing to chill 1 hour.)
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Sprinkle remaining crumble and caramel sauce on top.
  • Serve topped with berries, maple syrup, powdered sugar, peanut butter and/or whipped cream!

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Wishing you warm kitchens, warm welcomes, and warm memories this fall season!