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This apple pie baked french toast is made from savory challah bread, with apple pie fruit filling and spices. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar, whipped cream, or even caramel sauce!

Apple Pie Baked French Toast in a white casserole dish.

This post is sponsored by Lucky Leaf. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

Today I have teamed up with Lucky Leaf to bring you a fabulous way to use their delicious apple fruit filling. 

That means, if you’re looking for an easy breakfast or brunch treat to warm up your family and guests check out this post!

This apple pie baked french toast is made from delicious challah bread, with a luscious custard made from heavy cream, eggs, and milk, with sweet apple pie filling and spices, and flavored with maple and vanilla extracts.

It’s so easy to whip up and pull together when we take help from the grocery store by buying Lucky Leaf apple fruit filling!

Trust me, it only takes 10 minutes to mix everything together but it’ll taste like you spent all day preparing this apple pie french toast!

Challah bread, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, heavy cream, apple pie filling, and eggs sitting on a table.

Ingredients for apple pie baked french toast

  • Challah bread – Challah bread can easily be found in the bakery section of most major grocery stores. Make sure it’s a day old–the drier, the better!
  • Heavy cream and whole milk – These kinds of milk will provide moisture and fat to our custard.
  • Eggs – A necessary ingredient needed for the custard of the french toast.
  • Apple pie spice – This blend of spices can be found in the spice aisle of the grocery store. 
  • Apple pie fruit filling – The apple pie fruit filling can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store.
  • Maple and vanilla extracts – Maple and vanilla are both flavors that will compliment the apple well and give us that perfect fall flavor combination.  
A can of apple pie filling sitting on a table between 2 plates of Apple Pie Baked French Toast.

Using canned fruit filling

Since I teamed up with Lucky Leaf for this post I thought it was important to let you all know why using canned fruit filling not only saves time but why it is a delicious addition to your holiday baking!

Lucky Leaf fruit filling contains no high-fructose corn syrup and is PACKED full of fruit in every can. Plus, they are a cooperative which means their company is owned by the fruit farmers that help make their product.

Canned fruit filling also works better for this recipe as there is not a lot of added moisture to the french toast bake.

This helps make sure the bread does not get overly soggy and the apples stay firm.

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Apple Pie Baked French Toast sitting on 2 small white plates.

What is Challah bread?

Challah is a Jewish bread that is made from eggs, sugar, water, yeast, flour, and oil. 

It is dense and slightly sweet, and perfect for french toast because it can absorb the custard while still keeping its shape and not disintegrating.

It can be found at bakeries, and in the bakery section of most major grocery stores.

Be sure to leave the bread out for a day to dry, this also ensures that the bread will soak up all of the delicious custard and spices!

Apple Pie Baked French Toast in a ceramic serving dish.

Other fruit fillings

I’ve chosen apple pie fruit filling for this apple pie baked french toast, but you can feel free to use your favorite Lucky Leaf fruit filling favorites, like blueberry, cherry, or even peach!

Apple Pie Baked French Toast topped with powdered sugar.

Topping Ideas

You don’t need a topping, but I just can’t resist! Here are some topping ideas:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Maple syrup
  • Caramel syrup

Storage and leftovers

Leftovers of this apple pie baked french toast can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

To reheat, simply place in a microwave-safe dish covered loosely with a damp paper towel and heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

Apple Pie Baked French Toast in a dish with spoon sitting in the dish.

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Apple Pie Baked French Toast

Apple Pie Baked French Toast

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 55 minutes

This apple pie baked french toast is made from savory challah bread, with apple pie filling and spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf of day old challah bread, cubed
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 (21 ounce) can Lucky Leaf apple fruit filling

Instructions

  1. Add your cubed challah to a large mixing bowl and spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. 
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add eggs, milk, heavy cream, maple syrup, apple pie spice, vanilla bean paste, and maple extract. 
  3. Whisk until smooth and the eggs are incorporated. 
  4. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the challah and gently toss to make sure all the bread equally absorbs the liquid. If the mixture looks too dry add up to ½ cup more milk. This will depend on your bread. If it's a few days old it will be dryer and may soak up more liquid. 
  5. Add the challah bread to the prepared 9x13 dish. 
  6. Top the bread with the Lucky Leaf apple fruit filling. Making sure to equally cover the top of the bread so that each spoonful will get some apple chunks. 
  7. Cover the dish and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour and up to 12 hours. You can opt to bake right away but you'll want to make sure you have drier bread so that the bread has likely soaked up all the mixture. 
  8. When you're ready to bake preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until firm and slightly browned on top. 
  9. Serve plain, drizzled with maple syrup, sprinkled with powdered sugar, topped with whipped cream, or drizzled with caramel sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 10g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Thursday 15th of December 2022

It looks so delicious and easy! This is such an easy and delicious recipe, I cannot wait to make it again!

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Sunday 11th of December 2022

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Susan Highland

Friday 9th of December 2022

This looks like a Christmas breakfast! Company would love. Saving it!

Patty wright

Thursday 8th of December 2022

Looks yummy

Patricia

Wednesday 7th of December 2022

Can this recipe be doubled?

Nutmeg Nanny

Saturday 10th of December 2022

@Patricia, Yes! But you'll need to cook it in 2 9x13 dishes.

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