Cameo Apple Topped French Toast

  • 4 eggs
  • 1⁄3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 slices thick bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or 1⁄2 cup pecans (optional)

For the Apple Topping

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cameo apples, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon

Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon together in large bowl. Soak bread slices in mixture for five minutes or until bread is saturated.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium heat. Press each bread slice into nuts to coat, if desired.

Cook 2 or 3 slices until golden brown on each side, turning once. Repeat with remaining bread slices and nuts, adding butter to skillet as needed. Serve hot with apple topping.

Apple topping: Heat butter in medium skillet over medium heat until melted. Add apples; cook five minutes, stirring frequently. Combine with brown sugar and cinnamon; cook two minutes more or until apples are slightly soft.

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