Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Serves 12

Prepared the day before and chilled overnight, this casserole is ready to throw in the oven once you’re up. It’s gooey on the inside and baked to a perfect crisp on the outside, plus it’s filled with mouthwatering apples and ground cinnamon. Perfect for any breakfast or brunch occasion.

• Nonstick cooking spray
• 1 package (20 oz) French bread, cubed, divided
• 1 can (20 oz) apple pie filling
• 9 eggs
• 1 cup half-and-half
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 cup powdered sugar, plus additional (optional)
• 2 Tbs milk, plus additional (optional)

Spray 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In baking dish, add 10 ounces cubed French bread in bottom of dish. Pour apple filling over bread. Top with remaining cubed French bread. Set aside.
In medium bowl, whisk eggs, half-and-half and<br/> cinnamon. Pour evenly over bread. Cover with aluminum foil and chill overnight.

Next day: Heat oven to 325 degrees. Remove foil and bake 50-60 minutes. Let cool 10-15 minutes.

Optional: In small bowl, whisk powdered sugar and milk. Add additional, if needed, until pourable glaze is reached. Drizzle over casserole before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Culinary.net.