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French Toast with Crushed Apple Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


8 servings (1 cup sauce)

Heading out to a morning parade or festival? My handy French toast sticks make great on-the-go breakfasts—complete with an apple dipping sauce. Leftovers freeze well, too. —Cindy Kerschner, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
French Toast with Crushed Apple Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 loaf (1 pound) country bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • Ground cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the juice, apple, brown sugar and butter; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 12-15 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Mash apple to desired consistency; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture, allowing each side to soak for 30 seconds.
  3. Place in skillet; lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Toast each side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining butter and bread.
  4. Cut French toast into 1-in. strips; serve with sauce.

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