Breakfast / Brunch
French Toast Bake with apple, cranberry & sausage
Wake your family (or house guests) from dreaming of sugar plums with the sweet smells of cinnamon-sugar wafting through the house. Whether it’s starting your holiday off on the right foot or recovering from the hustle the night before, this French Toast Bake will add a little cheer to everyone’s day.
Test Kitchen Tip
We’re all about make-ahead options. And this casserole benefits from being made the night before — allowing the bread to soak up more custard.
Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Brown sausage in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until nearly cooked through, 5 minutes; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Once cooled, chop sausage into pieces.
Toss bread, apple, cranberries, sausage, brown sugar, and 1 tsp. cinnamon to combine; transfer to prepared dish.
Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, granulated sugar, vanilla, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, and salt in a measuring cup; pour over bread mixture, cover with foil, and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Remove casserole from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 519mg 21%
Carbs 52g 17%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.