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Apple & Brie Stuffed French Toast

February 11th, 2012 · 13 Comments · breakfast, Cheese, Sandwich

If you caught it a couple posts ago, you already know the genesis of this french toast idea, which came to be as I was fork deep in my Peanut Butter & Banana Stuffed French Toast. While many would wait and just make it the next day, there is no stifling french toast innovation in my kitchen! So with a belly full of Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast I went about (sluggishly) creating my second breakfast of the day! (Followed by a food coma and a subsequent trip to the gym!)

 Apple & Brie Stuffed French Toast

Makes 1 Serving
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • Brie Cheese
  • Brown Sugar
  • 2 Slices of Bread (I used French Bread)
  • Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/8 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • Dash of Salt
  • Butter

I used the same egg mixture which I had put together for my previous french toast. Just combine your eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a dash of salt and gently whip until mixed.

Next, get a pan on medium heat with about a tablespoon of butter in it. While you are waiting for the pan to heat, slice up an apple (I only had a Fiji Apple, but I think a Granny Smith would be preferable for this recipe). Once your pan is heated and the butter is bubbling, sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar into the pan and place the apple slices on top and sprinkle the top of your apples with a little brown sugar as well. You only need to fry these for about a minute on each side, just to caramelize the sugar and soften them up.

While your apples are cooking, butter each slice of bread, place the brie on one side, topping with the apple slices, then sprinkle a little cinnamon on them and put the two slices together. Add some more butter to your pan, dip your sandwich into the egg mixture and place in the pan once the butter is bubbling. Fry about 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. Top with honey, syrup or whipped cream (whip some heavy cream, vanilla, cinnamon & sugar)  if you desire and chow down! (I chopped up some fresh apples for the topping as well – not shown in the pictures – which tasted really good with the french toast!)

If you are into the savoury-sweet combo then you will definitely enjoy this french toast! One second you get a nice crunch and sweetness from the apples, then a creamy and rich flavour from the brie, making for a pretty interesting breakfast! Next time I try this, I’m going to use Granny Smith apples without caramelizing them. I think the tartness and natural sweetness of the apple would go really well with brie and french toast (but really I’m just looking for another excuse to make this 😉 )



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  • French Toast | Healthy Simplicity

    […] Apple and Brie Stuffed French Toast – This looks like a little bit of extra work, but, oh, does it look good. I think I just may have to try this one day.   Baked French Toast Muffins – This one looks good too and can be made the night before – just get up in the morning and pop them in the oven – no mess, no clean-up.   Baked Strawberry French Toast – Another one to get ready the night before.   Pumpkin French Toast – I’m not crazy about pumpkin, but I know some people love it so maybe this will excite you.   French Toast Waffles – An interesting idea. Use you waffle iron to cook your French toast.   French Toast Kabobs – A fun idea that the children would love.   Banana Bread French Toast – I’m not sure I could get banana bread to last long enough around here to make French toast with it, but it sounds yummy.   Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole – This looks so decadent and wonderful, and I love the syrup recipe.   Nutella French Toast Rolls – Another fun one for the children – Who am I kidding? If it has Nutella, I’ll eat it. […]

  • The 10 Best Comfort Foods to Eat After a Disappointing Movie « Nerdist

    […] If you’re craving more of a sweet-savory combo, this is absolutely the way to go – and it’s incredibly easy to make. The combination of creamy cheese, tart apple, and sweet maple syrup makes for a combination so delicious you’ll forget all about how badly your favorite superhero was just desecrated on screen. For a grilled cheese french toast with more of a bite, use a sharp cheddar or gruyere in place of the brie. Recipe here. […]

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