Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

French toast meets apple pie in an incredibly easy and tasty breakfast casserole.

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Recipe from

Last weekend the Mr and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. Being the low key (aka boring) people we are, who have three little children to think about, there wouldn’t be a evening out on the town. No wine or dancing… not that we enjoy either. Well… he likes wine, but we don’t dance. Our wedding was the one and only time outside of some random boogy-ing along in the kitchen to Pandora, when no one is looking. Not that there is really much to do in our little area anyway. After much debate, we decided to go out for breakfast and bowling. Tasty and fun.

If I’d thought more into it, I not only would have trimmed my nails… hello broken nails from bowling. Call me annoyed. But I’d also have brought my Grandmother’s old bowling ball instead of relying on the ones at the bowling alley. I like the 6 and 8lbers and every – single – ball had holes that were beyond tiny. It made no sense. My Grams on the other hand, just perfect. Next time. And there will be a next time, hopefully soon, because the girls now really want to go bowling.

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Recipe from

Back up a minute or two though to breakfast. We rarely go out to eat, because it’s pricey and why pay someone to make something I can easily make at home – right? I know sometimes it’s a treat and truly to be enjoyed. I love breakfast so unless it’s a complete botch, I’m happy. One thing I have yet to order while out is French toast. I fear soggy, weirdly cooked and flavorless French toast. It’s a true fear. I like mine with a hint of cinnamon. The thicker the bread, the better. So, I always make my own French toast but this week I went a step further and decided to make a casserole out of it.

Best. Idea. Ever.

Not only can you feed a crowd easily with this, but you can work on other items while this cooks. Don’t be a slave to flipping individual pieces of French toast anymore! The best part about this is the layers of sweet apples and cinnamon. I truly wish I’d made a larger batch of this because my family gobbled it up!

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

French toast meets apple pie in an incredibly easy and tasty casserole.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple
Servings: 6


  • 1 16 oz loaf Challah bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 3 C apples


  • Preheat oven to 350F°. Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish, set aside.
  • Cut challah bread into 1x2" cubes. Transfer to a large bowl. Mix eggs, heavy cream and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Poor over bread, toss with your hands to coat well.
  • In a small bowl, mix 2 tsp cinnamon and sugar.
  • Peel, core and slice apples into thin pieces. Add 1 1/2C apples to bottom of your dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Cover with half of the soaked bread cubes. Layer with half of the remaining apples and more cinnamon-sugar. Create one more layer with bread cubes, apples and cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Bake in a 350F° oven for 50-60 minutes. Serve hot with maple syrup.


Recipe serves roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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    Rebecca — October 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Is there a non-dairy replacement for the heavy cream? I’m allergic to dairy and would love to try this recipe with something that is dairy-free… Thoughts?

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      Rachel — October 2, 2012 at 7:22 am

      You could try using coconut, almond, soy or rice milk instead. They won’t give quite the same flavor but are probably the best non-dairy substitutes.

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    Joan — October 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

    LOVE this recipe and my family and I really enjoyed it!

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    Diane stanek — November 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Can I make this the night before and refrigerate overnight?

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      Rachel — November 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      You could try it. I can’t be positive of the results but I know there are overnight recipes for other breakfast items, so it’s worth a shot! Simply bake when you’re nearly ready to eat. Good luck!!

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    JC — March 29, 2013 at 1:13 am

    This sounds really good! I have no idea what challah bread is…can I just use basic white?

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      Rachel — March 29, 2013 at 7:02 am

      Challah is an egg based bread that has been braided, basically. I wouldn’t recommend using a basic white sandwich bread. You should use something thicker, at least 1″ slices are preferable.

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    EM — May 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This looks yummy! Can it be made a day ahead and kept chilled?

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      Rachel — May 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

      It’s best the same day but you could certainly try it ahead.

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    Enza — June 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I made this recipe this past weekend and it came out great! I assembled the casserole, covered the cassrole dish with saran wrap and left it overnight in the refrigerator so that all I had to to the next morning was pop it in the oven! It was perfect for an easy Father’s day breakfast. Served it alongside with quiche, crisp bacon, and fresh fruit :) This one is going in the recipe box for future use! Thanks Rachel for your awesome blog!

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      Rachel — June 17, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      So glad to hear it! :)

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    Jordan — August 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This looks awesome! Have a great day!

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    denise — February 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    what is heavy cream??

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      Rachel — February 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      It’s a high butterfat content liquid dairy product.

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — August 20, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I love the idea of doing a casserole with this!! brilliant and can’t wait to try this! and congrats on 8 years. . hope there’s wine next year!

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    Heather — November 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    This recipe is baking in the oven right now! Unfortunately, I could not fit this into the 8×8 pan, so switched it into a 9×13. It is filled to the top of the 9×13, so I am not sure if I did something wrong. Since it is in a larger pan, I’m not sure if I should cook it for a shorter amount of time, so I’ll check it after 30. It smells delicious.

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      Rachel — November 13, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Perhaps your pan its shorter and that’s why you needed a larger pan. Either way, I hope you enjoyed it! :)

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    Sam — March 26, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Can you make this the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning, like an overnight casserole?

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      Rachel — March 27, 2017 at 6:52 am

      That should work just fine. Enjoy! :)

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    shelby — May 14, 2017 at 7:57 am

    This looks like a perfect weekend casserole!

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      Rachel — May 19, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Thanks, Shelby!

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