Apple Cranberry French Toast
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 teaspoons cinnamon (divided)
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 loaf Italian or French Bread, cut into 1-inch slices
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1. Combine brown sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Add apples and cranberries, toss to coat well. Spread apple mixture evenly over bottom of baking dish Arrange slices of bread on top.
2. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon until well blended.
Pour mixture over bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24
3. Bake, covered with aluminum foil in a preheated 375 degree oven for 40 minutes.
Uncover and bake 5 minutes longer ( I baked it 10 minutes longer). Remove from
oven; let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.