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Recipe: Caramel Apple French Toast

I make breakfast for my son's every morning. Once I was able to standardize my recipes for French toast and pancakes I worked on expanding my repertoire. Today's attempt was Caramel Apple French Toast.



I was working pretty fast this morning and did not take photos of the entire process. I will try to come back and redo this recipe later with more photographs. The basics are you fry up some apples using the recipe I provide below. At the same time you make a quick caramel sauce. Watch those two things closely because they will burn on you if overcooked. The French Toast was made like regular french toast only I added allspice and ginger to this recipe. It was incredibly delicious and I was very delighted.



Once you cook up your ingredients just stack it onto the french toast. It is best served hot off the griddle but I heard that all it should heat up pretty well. It was very sweet but very delicious. I highly recommend it.

Rating 5/5 eggs.




The Recipes: 

Fried Apples:

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or bacon drippings
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 fuji apples - cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger


  1. Core and cut apples into even slices. 
  2. Melt butter (or bacon drippings) and brown sugar in skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Add apples and drizzle them with lemon juice. 
  4. Let apples simmer until most of butter is absorbed and apples are tender. (do not overcook. Apples should be firm to the touch, yet tender with a little give to the bite.) 
  5. Stir together white sugar and spices and sprinkle them over apples. 
  6. Toss to combine. 
  7. Lower heat if needed. 
  8. Let apples cook until sugars are completely dissolved and syrupy. 
  9. Remove from heat and sprinkle apples with cinnamon. 
  10. Toss to distribute cinnamon.

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The base for this recipe came from Divas Can Cook
http://divascancook.com/best-southern-fried-apples-recipe/


Easy Caramel Sauce

Prep time: 2 minutes
cook time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 stick Butter (4 Tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup Half-and-half Or Cream (cream will make It thicker)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • Pinch Of Salt
Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat.
Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until thicker.
Turn off heat. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.
If sauce is thin, just continue cooking for a few more minutes.

Recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2014/01/easy-caramel-sauce/

French Toast: 

Ingredients: 
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 1 stick of butter
Directions:
  1. Preheat your electric skillet to 325 degrees (medium heat on stove top).
  2. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, spices, and salt. 
  3. Dip slices of bread into the egg mixture and slide the slices on the side of the bowl to remove excess.
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter on your pan or skillet. 
  5. Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. 

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