Are you looking for a decadent French Toast recipe for brunch? This Oven-Baked Caramel Apple French Toast is delicious. My family and guests always request the recipe and I'm happy to share....I'd like the whole world to enjoy some oven goodness!
Place slices of bread into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish, pressing them tightly together to fit in a single layer in the baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon vanilla; pour over bread slices in baking dish.
Arrange the sliced apples on top of the bread. Sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly over the sliced apples. Cover French Toast with foil and refrigerate 8-10 hours or overnight.
In the morning, remove the French toast from the fridge 30 minutes before you want to bake it. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake French toast, covered, on center rack, until golden brown, 50-55 minutes, or until set at center and apples are tender, removing the foil for the last 20 minutes of the baking time. (If the French Toast Bake goes straight from the fridge to the oven, you will need to bake it a few minutes longer, fyi.)
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, nutmeg, flour, milk, and 2 teaspoons vanilla; bring mixture to a simmer and cook until thickened; pour sauce over baked French toast in pan. Serve at once.