Upside Down Apple French Toast
1/2 stick butter
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp water
3 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup raisins
1 loaf French bread, sliced 1/2″ thick
1-1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Topping ingredients (see below)
Toasted & sliced almonds for garnish
Combine butter, sugar & water in saucepan & bring to a boil, whisking to stir. Pour into 10×16 glass baking dish.
Cover this with sliced apples, arranged overlapping in rows. Sprinkle with cinnamon & raisins.
Put slices of French bread on top (do not overlap). Sprinkle bread with a small amount of nutmeg.
In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla and pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate.
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
Whip cream to soft peak stage, and whisk in remaining ingredients.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
After baking french toast, arrange on plates & top with a dab of the topping.
Sprinkle on a few toasted almonds.
Served at Captain Ezra Nye House in Sandwich, MA.