FIRST gather ingredients
SECOND cut apples and bake away
THIRD grab jimmy john's day old bread
FORTH chop that baby up
FIFTH place bread over apple mixture
SIXTH pour egg mixture over
SEVENTH bake away
1/4 cup butter
6 Golden Delicious apples. Peeled, slices, and cored
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (divided)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups packed JJ's day-old bread torn into 2 inch chunks
2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks (room temp)
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish (11 by 7 by 1 1/2 inches).
Cut the apples into 1/2-inch-thick slices. In a large bowl, mix together apples, lemon juice and cinnamon.
Melt butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the apple mixture and cook over same medium-high heat, stirring frequently until the apples are softened and begin to turn golden brown (10 to 15 minutes). Stir in the walnuts and put mixture in a bowl. Let cool.
While cooling, toast the bread on a baking sheet in the oven until crisp. Once the apple mixture is slightly cooled, gently spread half into the buttered baking dish. Add the toasted bread to the remaining apples in the bowl and stir. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish.
Combine the eggs, egg yolks, milk, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Then pour evenly over the apple and bread mixture and let it absorb the liquid.
Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until browned. CHOW DOWN.