Ingredients

For The Apple Pie Compote:
2 honeycrisp apples cored and diced
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
zest of one orange
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
For The French Toast:
8 slices bread such as Challah, Brioche, or a Hearty Artisan Bread
1 ½ cups milk
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter plus more butter for cooking in
2 tablespoons melted butter plus more butter for cooking in
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
zest of one orange optional but recommended

Instructions

1.Mix together ingredients for apple compote in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring often, until apples are soft.
2.Meanwhile, whisk together ingredients for french toast (except bread) in a large rectangular dish.
3.Heat a pan over medium low heat. Add about 1 tablespoon of butter and allow to melt.
4.Add slices of bread to the liquid, soaking for about 30 seconds per side. You want the bread to be saturated but not falling apart.
5.Pick up bread and allow excess liquid to drain off. Add the bread to the hot pan, cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
6.Serve with apple compote and top with maple syrup.

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