Apple and Almond Green Smoothie

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Pour into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; top with half of the pecans, a single layer of bread and remaining pecans. Arrange apples and remaining bread over the top.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Serve with French toast.
Nutrition Facts

1 each: 854 calories, 46g fat (19g saturated fat), 282mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 102g carbohydrate (72g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.