- 1 loaf day old French bread, sliced into 1 inch thick pieces
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup Zulka Morena sugar, divided
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 4 medium apples
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 Tbsp butter
- Maple syrup for drizzling
Core, peel and quarter the apples, then slice into ¼ inch thick slices. Place in a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon cinnamon and ¼ cup of the sugar, making sure the apples are well coated. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, ¼ cup of sugar, remaining tablespoon of cinnamon, vanilla, milk and cream.
Grease the bottom of a large baking pan with one tablespoon of butter. Dip half of the slices of bread in the egg mixture quickly so they are not saturated, one at a time, and place in the pan. Spread half of the apple mixture over the bread. Repeat with the remaining bread and apple mixture. Then pour the remaining egg mixture over the top of the pan. Sprinkle the chopped pecans and remaining ¼ cup of sugar over the top. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
Remove the pan from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking to warm to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 3500 F and bake 45 minutes, covered. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve warm, drizzled with maple syrup.