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Apple Pie French Toast with Candied Almonds

Walnuts, pecans and macadamia nuts are a great alternative in this recipe. For a thicker slice of French toast, slice some French or Italian bread, Ciabatta or try potato bread for an even heartier breakfast.


For 4 people


  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine, divided
  • 2 tablespoon(s) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup(s) apple juice, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup(s) milk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 4 slices bread
  • Maple Candied Almonds, recipe below

Apple Pie French Toast with Candied Almonds Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon apple juice: set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, add the apples, 1 tablespoon butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and remainder of apple juice. Over medium heat, cook and stir 10-12 minutes, or until apples are crisp tender and thickened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine eggs with the milk and vanilla: set aside.
  4. Add remainder of butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Dip the bread into the egg mixture and coat both sides well. Add to the skillet and cook until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  5. Remove to 2 serving plates and top with equal amounts of the apple mixture and top with Candied Almonds.
  6. Maple Candied Almonds:
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup flour
    1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
    1/2 cup almonds
    3 tablespoons maple syrup
    Add the almonds to a food processor of blender and whirl a few times to break them into small pieces. In a bowl, combine the almonds with the remainder of ingredients and add to a skillet. Brown over medium heat, tossing frequently, for 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and chill in refrigerator until needed. Crush with your fingers when ready to use.