Christmas is one week from today! Holy cow! This week SHOULD be for getting together the loose ends and finishing up. But really, that does not happen for most of us. I think 1/2 of my Christmas list is done, but knowing me I might end up at the store on Friday and Saturday. So, a nice Christmas casserole will be helpful that I can make it the night before and throw it into the oven while the gifts are being opened. Here is a good one.
- 1 C. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 C. butter, melted
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/2 C. raisins
- 1 1 lb. loaf French baguette, cut into 1 inch slices
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 C. milk
- 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Mix in melted butter. Stir in apples and raisins until evenly coated. Pour into prepared pan. Arrange bread slices in an even layer over apples. In the bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Pour over bread, making sure every slice is fully soaked. Cover with aluminum foil, and refrigerated overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dish from refrigerator while the oven is heating. Bake covered for 40 minutes. Remove cover, and bake 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Yield: 12 servings
If you are looking for other options you must try my Creme Brulee French Toast. That is to D.I.E for!