Apple Brie French Toast
1 small U.S. Gala apple*, thinly sliced
2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme
¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
⅓ cup (75 mL) milk
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
⅛ tsp (0.5 mL) allspice
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, divided
8 slices day-old French loaf
12 (2 1/2-inch/6 cm long) slices Brie cheese,
about 160 g Maple syrup, thyme and black pepper to garnish.
Apples, brie and French toast, oh my! Put day-old bread to work along with your favourite apple variety to create this delicious brunch trifecta that will win everyone over.
- In a medium bowl, add sliced apple, Dijon, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss together and set aside. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and allspice.
- Heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Dip 2 slices of bread in egg mixture and place in skillet; top each slice with 1/4 portion of apple mix and 3 slices Brie cheese. Place another dipped slice of bread on top of Brie cheese.
- Cover and let cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip French toast, cover and cook the other side until golden brown and Brie has melted. Repeat steps with remaining bread and filling.
- Serve drizzled with maple syrup, and garnished with thyme and black pepper.
Tip: Try adding black forest ham or smoked turkey for an optional flavour boost
PER SERVING (1/4 recipe or 1 sandwich with 1 tbsp/15 mL maple syrup): 640 calories, 24 g fat, 13 g saturated fat, 255 mg cholesterol, 1090 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre, 20 g sugars, 27 g protein. %DV: 15% calcium, 26% iron, 23% vitamin A, 3% vitamin C.