Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast. Warm, gooey, and oh so delicious. Who says you can't have pie for breakfast?
Do you judge a market by it's price tags? Do cheaper price tags and bottom dollar prices make a market less clean or not as good as the ones with the flashy price tags and eateries? My favorite market isn't the most expensive one in town, but because of it's location the client base is very wide which means I can find almost anything I am looking for on the shelves. And, It is at prices that won't make me cringe either. It isn't always spotless, but with the volume of people they get, I can't complain about the tidiness. Though, I have never seen anything that would put me off from ever returning as well.
To top it off, when they have sales, they have serious sales.
My only complaint about my cheap, local, well stocked market - the check out lines. O.M.G. I'm pretty sure there isn't one quick or efficient cashier in the place. They can't tell the difference between scallions and pears, let alone if the green leafy bundle is parsley or cilantro. They put the elderly man at the express check out... While I may find him cute as the day is long, there is nothing express about any of his transactions. They don't know how to bag, tossing anything and everything together, and there have been days when I have been rung out with out so much as a hello, good bye, or go F yourself. (This one happens to be a major pet peeve of mine, but maybe that's because I work retail).
Does being a 'cheaper' market make the behavior of the check out staff ok? Or should I still expect a civilized transaction? Everyone has bad days. But, when you work with the public, isn't it your job to at least say hello or ask for a store card. To be fair, every other department (deli, bakery, seafood) has exceptional customer service and I love chatting up the staff while I am there. I just happen to dread checking out.
Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast
Now, while this is one the best, over the top french toasts, don’t be afraid to try these other variations to mix things up ;).
Grand Marnier French Toast
Baked Croissant French Toast
Vanilla French Toast
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Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast
For the Filling:
- 1 tbs butter
- 2 apples of your choice - I used granny smith and fuji cuz it's what I had laying around, peeled and cored
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon all spice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- dash of freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- ¼ chopped pecans
- 1 - 2 tbs bourbon
For the toast:
- 1 loaf brioche or challah bread
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups milk
- 6 eggs
- 1-2 tbs ground cinnamon - I like to add fresh for each dipping
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tbs unsalted butter
- Slice the bread into thick portions, remember you will be stuffing these, so 2 - 2 ½ inches isn't crazy. Lay it on a wire rack for an hour or so.
Make the filling.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and coat the pan.
- Saute the apples with the cinnamon, all spice, cloves, and nutmeg for 30 seconds.
- Add the brown sugar, pecans, and bourbon and cook down about 7-10 minutes until the apples are tender. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
Make the French Toast
- Preheat your griddle or skillet to medium-high. Lay a wire rack on a baking pan and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
- Whisk together the cream, milk, eggs, and vanilla until small bubbles appear. Stir in the cinnamon.
- Lay the bread slices in and let them soak for 15 seconds before flipping and soaking the other side.
- Coat the griddle with butter, sliding it around as it melts.
- Place bread on griddle with the side you soaked first down on the heat. Cook until golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden.
- Remove French toast from griddle, spoon in apple filling and place on wire rack in oven to keep warm while you prepare the rest.
- Serve and enjoy.
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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Belinda @zomppa says
That's why everyone is there - it sounds like a great place! This French toast looks like the best comfort zone.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
This looks unreal! Love this idea!!
Blog is the New Black says
This is amazing!
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
I actually go to a few different markets to get what I need... I go to Trader Joe's to save money but then Pathmark to get things they don't have... and then whole foods and costco too. scary!
This french toast is really showing up this morning's oatmeal.
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
This is part of the reason why I do self check out. Yes cleaner/neater stores are easier to shop through in a hurry when you are trying to find something, but no matter the state of the store, if the check out service is bad it just ruins it all and makes me want to go elsewhere. But as for this breakfast, I'll be over tomorrow ready for my own plate.
Vicki @ WITK says
My boyfriend actually works with grocery stores and helps set prices on food. I can tell you that the better, bigger stores will tend to have lower prices because they have more buying power! I get the inside track on when and where sales are happening 🙂
I love this French toast idea, it's just amazing and delicious looking.
Perfect for Sunday brunch!
And being a cheaper store NEVER justifies for ill trained cashiers or staff.. they are a major let down for any store!
Tanya C. says
This looks awesome! Anymore it seems customer service is nonexistent, it drives me insane!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
I hate horrible customer service, worked in retail for years - huge pet peeve! Just because you work at a cheaper store, doesn't mean you are necessarily getting paid less than the person at the more expensive store. So why should it be acceptable. Always blows my mind!
Love the fresh toast - anything with apples is good with me!
I think everyone should at least get a "hello" or "have a nice day" - regardless of whether it's sincere or not (although, it's always great when it is!) - this French Toast will definitely be put into the brunch rotation - we're going apple picking this weekend =)
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
Our grocery store is similar, the lines get so crazy and sometimes the aisles are so packed, you can barely get down them!
This french toast looks AMAZING!
JESUS! This is making me drool.
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking says
Oh Kita, in my area all cashiers are so friendly, the little grocery store close to my house even knows our names.
During our summer trip we went to Hilton Head and it was such a big difference in behavior. Almost none of the cashiers would say Hello, Good Day or something. Such a sad experience.
As for your french toast, I wish this was my breakfast tomorrow.