French Toast Bake with apple, cranberry & sausage

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.


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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.

Bake casserole, uncovered, until bread is puffed and golden brown, 4045 minutes. Let casserole stand 10 minutes before sprinkling with powdered sugar; serve with syrup.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 386

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19g 29%

Saturated Fat 8g 40%

Cholesterol 85mg 28%

Sodium 519mg 21%

Carbs 52g 17%

Protein 11g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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