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Eggnog French Toast with Cranberry-Apple Compote Recipe

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This recipe for Eggnog French Toast with Cranberry-Apple Compote, by , is from Generations of Good Eating, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janis Richardson
Added: Monday, April 28, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
French Toast:
4 cups purchased eggnog
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 loaf of bread (thick-sliced)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Powdered sugar

Compote:
2 cups apple cider
6 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons light brown sugar (packed)
1 stick unsalted butter
3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

Directions:
Directions:
French Toast:
Whisk first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Place bread slices in single layer in two 13x9 inch glass baking dish. Pour custard over bread, dividing equally. Cover dishes and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 450. Butter 2 large rimmed baking sheets with some melted butter. Using spatula, transfer bread slices to prepared baking sheets. Brush bread with remaining melted butter. Bake 10 minutes. Turn over bread slices and bake until golden brown and crisp on the outside but soft on the inside, about 6 minutes longer. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with compote.

Compote:
Whisk apple cider, corn syrup and brown sugar in heavy saucepan. Boil over high heat until reduced to 1 C. about 15 minutes. Add 4 T. butter; whisk until melted. Remove from heat.

Melt remaining 4 T. butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add apple pieces; saute 2 minutes. Add cranberries and 1/2 C. sugar. Stir until cranberries begin to pop, about 2 minutes. Stir in reduced cider mixture. Boil until reduced to syrup consistency, about 6 minutes. Stir in more sugar, if desired. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Stir over medium heat until heated through.) Serve warm.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We like this for breakfast on Christmas morning.

 

 

 

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