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Apple Challah French Toast

Apple Cinnamon Challah French Toast

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 slices 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


Light and fluffy challah bread is dunked in a sweet custard bath and then pan-fried to buttery perfection. Top it off with a generous portion of rich apple cinnamon compote.


  • 1 loaf Challah bread or Brioche
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 T. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 11/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • butter for frying

Apple Cinnamon Compote

  • 2 large apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 T. butter


To Make the French Toast

  1. In a large shallow pan or bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, honey, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg (all the French toast ingredients). Slice the Challah bread into 3/4 inch thick slices.
  2. If using fresh bread, dip a slice into the egg mixture for about three seconds and repeat with the other side. If using stale bread, dip the slice longer, about 10-15 seconds on each side. The challah bread should not be completely submerged in the egg mixture, just halfway.
  3. Heat a large cast iron pan or griddle over medium heat. Add about a tablespoon of butter. Carefully place your slice of soaked bread in the cast iron pan or griddle. Pan-fry for about 2 minutes each side until well browned.
  4. Repeat the above process with the remaining Challah bread slices.

To Make the Apple Cinnamon Compote

  1. Heat 1/2 T. butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add apple slices, cinnamon, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and water. Sauté for about a minute, stirring the apples slices and spices well. Occasionally mash some of the apples. Reduce and let it simmer for 5 minutes until thickened.
  2. Serve the apple compote over the cooked french toast and drizzle with maple syrup.


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