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Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

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French toast normally takes a lot of time to make. Stand at the stove. Dip. Cook. Flip. Repeat.

When you make an Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole it’s way easier. Dump. Bake. Eat!

Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole - like a pie for breakfast! A great brunch recipe that's easy and delicious.

The other day Mel told me the voice on his phone was now a man. He hadn’t done anything to the phone; she just all of a sudden changed to a he.

We were talking about this when Jordan walked into the room and she’s all, “Oh, I did that.”

To which we were all, “Huh? Siri can change to a man?!”

And she replied, “Yeah, the other day I was playing with her on Daddy’s phone. I told her she was stupid so she took me to the settings where I could change her to a man.”

There are so many things wrong with this situation I cannot even start.

Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Recipe

Now, in Jordan’s defense, I probably don’t say the nicest things about my Siri. I’ve called her a witch on many occasions.

I’ll be driving and ask where the Roller King is and she’ll tell me where Rolling Hills is. Not helpful.

I’ll be driving and ask here where the nearest gas station is and she’ll tell me I’m out of luck. I start to sweat and 30 seconds later drive by a Chevron. Seriously?

And the worst offense: I’ll set her up on directions to someplace I’ve never been. She’ll get me from my house to the freeway and then…stop talking. Because obviously that’s helpful, right? #NO

But, in her defense, if you ask her a Knock Knock joke or “What does the fox say” she’s pretty darn hilarious.

Funny, I just asked her what French Toast was and she took me to wikipedia. Does she know nothing about me?

Crazy for Crust, Siri. Google it.

Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Recipe

I thought I was being all original when I created this overnight french toast recipe. I mean, overnight bluberry french toast went around the blogosphere last month. And I’ve made a banana version. But apple pie? Surely I’m a genius.

I’m not. Lisa thought of it first. <–why I don’t google

I’ve been dreaming about this recipe for awhile now. Craving it, actually. Because I knew that I was going to make a french toast base and top it with apples and then put crumble on top.

Because everything should be topped with crumble.

This Apple Pie French Toast Casserole is so good. It’s like dessert that you can eat for breakfast. The french toast part is like the crust, topped with apples and crumble…just like pie.

For breakfast.


A few notes about this easy recipe:

  • I used a stale-ish loaf of sliced french bread. I always buy those already-sliced boules and then eat one slice and it goes stale. So I sliced the rest of the 1lb loaf up for the base of the french toast.
  • You pour the egg mixture over the bread and then let it sit overnight. I literally did the bread and egg mixture in 5 minutes before I went to bed. You can do it earlier in the day…I just forgot until 8pm.
  • I used an apple pie filling for my apples. It was easier and I had pie filling on hand. You can also cook the apples like you would for this recipe and use them instead.
  • The crumble is my favorite crumble topping. Brown sugar, butter, oats, and flour. Just four ingredients get mixed in a mixer until they are crumbly. Top the french toast and bake and you have pie.

For breakfast.

With syrup.

Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole - like a pie for breakfast! A great brunch recipe that's easy and delicious.

Take that Siri!

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Servings: 12 servings

Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

Total Time:
9 hrs
This Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole is just like an apple pie...for breakfast!


  • 1 16 oz or so loaf of day-old french or sourdough bread (about 16 slices)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 approximately 21 ounce can of apple pie filling (see note)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter — softened
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats


  1. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Slice french bread into bite-sized cubes. Place in the bottom of the pan.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, granulated sugar, and cinnamon until blended. Pour over bread pieces in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Remove french toast from the refrigerator. Evenly spread pie filling over the top.
  5. With a hand or a stand mixer, combine butter, flour, brown sugar, and oats until a crumble forms. It’ll take awhile, especially with a hand mixer. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole.
  6. Bake for 33-38 minutes until slightly golden and baked through. Serve warm with powdered sugar, syrup and/or whipped cream.

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  1. Siri’s funny in the same way that the mean, popular girl at school is: i.e, at other people’s expense. But I love asking her to marry me, or what I should wear today. Hilarious!
    Wikipedia knows nothing about French toast. You, my friend, know that it can be made into an apple pie casserole. So you win! The topping looks amazing!

  2. Dorothy – I don’t use Siri for all of the reasons that you described! Jordan is too funny. I love a good apple french toast, but I love the idea of using apple pie filling! That’ll save me some time from cutting up a bunch of apples. This breakfast looks decadent and perfect for a weekend meal. 

  3. Siri changing to a man is a new one to me! And ‘why don’t I google’…If I had a nickel for every time I thought I was being super creative, only to find out it was done many times before, or worse, a close friend posts literally the same recipe 2 days before I had planned on doing mine, I’d be rich 🙂 This looks genius to me!

  4. This looks amazing – i Need it in my life….now. 

    Your story about siri cracked me up and led me to waste a good five minutes chatting with siri. lol

  5. Overnight french toast is one of my favorite breakfasts to whip up on the weekends. I love this apple pie version, Dorothy! Looks so perfect! Pinned!

  6. Apple Pie for breakfast, can I get a high five!! Seriously, and why are kids so darn good at technology. My Siri was a man last week too…kids thought it would be funny 🙂 It was. But it threw me for a loop when a man’s voice gave me directions, haha!! Anyway, love this apple french toast!!!

  7. Gotta love Siri! I love french toast but yes it is so much work! This looks like an apple pie dessert for breakfast, YUM!

  8. And that is why I don’t use Siri. I just made an overnight blueberry french toast casserole this past weekend. Looks like your apple pie version might be next! Any excuse to eat apple pie for breakfast is OK by me! 🙂

  9. I have been craving french toast lately! This frech toast casserole looks AMAZING! That crumble on top?! YUM!

  10. You always make the creation of decadence so much more convenient.  Thank you for all that you do!

  11. That topping!! It looks so delicious! I love really good overnight recipes like this! It makes the morning so easy!

  12. “Because everything should be topped with crumble” – my new life motto haha!!! This looks so wonderful; I’m on a huge French Toast kick at the moment and if I can fool my body into thinking I’m eating apple pie at 7am too, then I am all in!

  13. Hahaha, that story made me laugh! And now my hubs is sitting next to me, playing with Siri 😀 LOVE the look of this overnight apple pie french toast casserole! Mine never turn out that pretty!

  14. Haha, I just asked my Siri what does the fox say and I died laughing! This looks AMAZING as normal Dorothy, that streusel topping is making me weak at the knees! 

  15. Did you know Siri can also speak in other accents and languages? We particularly like her Australian accent. Sometimes I ask Siri why she is so dumb and she just says, “I try my best.” Ask her “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” She’s pretty darn funny, but not good for much else. Unlike this dessert, I mean, breakfast, which is obviously good for everything 🙂

  16. OMG! No lie, this is my absolute favorite pie ever! If only it didn’t add 10 pounds to my waist line 🙁

  17. I would have loved to be at the meetings at Apple when the programmers were deciding how she should answer possible “messing with her” questions!  Thanks for an overnight French toast recipe!

  18. Wow! This looks crazy delicious. Apple pie for breakfast? YES.

  19. I’m hoarding easy breakfast recipes to feed a crowd, cuz I’ll have a company this summer. This sounds like a winner. Thanks for your amazing recipes, Dorothy!

  20. This my my kind of breakfast; quick, easy and delicious. Pinning. 

  21. Wow, this looks really good. Wish I had some now.
    At least Siri is good for something (giving you a good laugh).

  22. You are HILARIOUS!! I love everything you post! I’m trying this this weekend. Can’t wait 🙂

  23. This may be the best mix of 2 desserts ever!

  24. I find Siri just as helpful, every time I actually think to ask something, I don’t actually get the answer I need!  Although it IS quite hilarious to let the kids ask her random questions!  This french toast looks amazing!

  25. This pretty much needs to happen immediately! 

  26. Love this overnight french toast!  Apple pie for breakfast sounds incredible! It looks mouthwatering! I’m dying over that glorious crumble topping!

  27. French toast and apples! Sounds and looks very tempting! Nice thing for breakfast

  28. I’m so glad my daughter isn’t the only one that’s mean to Siri! She does it for fun and I often hear Siri saying, “that’s not nice.” My Siri is a very kind British gentleman.
    p.s. Thanks for letting me have apple pie for breakfast! 🙂

  29. Oh, my word…that is why I just can’t use Siri.  She is not helpful to me at all.  And she types all my words and messages wrong.  My kids think it is hilarious to change her to different people and accents.  They got my husband pretty good one time…he loves Siri and uses her to do all his messages and directions.  I did have to go ask her what the fox said though because now I was all curious, but apparently my Siri says the fox is a mystery.  Seriously who comes up with these?  Ok, apple pie french toast…holy yum!  That crumble is to die for.  And if I had a $1 for every time someone else already made something I thought I was inventing, I could retire 😉

  30. don’t even get me started on siri – I do not enjoy her at all – but Ian and the kids think she’s super fun to play with
    now if only I could get siri to email this recipe to my kids so that they would know what I want to eat on Mother’s day, that would be fun

  31. This looks like HEAVEN ON EARTH! I mean, seriously? Amazing! 

  32. Overnight french toast is always the answer to any problem! Siri being a witch? Make some overnight french toast! Apple Pie takes it right over the top! I was literally arguing with Siri the other day (because I’m sorry, Siri, but if you tell me no or take me to Wikipedia ONE MORE TIME…) and the hubs was so uncomfortable! He told me not to be so mean! Ha! It’s a phone, hun. If the man version is any smarter, I’ll totally switch 😉 

  33. Dorothy!!! “Crazy for Crust, Siri. Google it.” oh my gawd, I love it ..  I don’t even use Siri on my phone. .  whatev’s. .  LOVE this french toast casserole!!! Dump. Bake. Eat. I think I can do this! 🙂 

  34. Yep, never google your recipe ideas! It is such a let down when  you realize you are not the creative genius of an original recipe idea like you thought. Do. It. All. The. Time. Either way, this french toast casserole looks AWESOME!

  35. Apple pie is my favorite desserts. This french toast would disappear at our house! LOVEE. 

  36. Mmm that french toast casserole is calling my name! I LOVE the apple pie flavors you chose – it just looks SO delicious!! Pinned 🙂

  37. love love overnight recipes! And I’m always up for desserts for breakfast! this looks so good, drooling! Pinned! 

  38. Sooo, umm, Siri intimidates me. When I accidentally double tap the home button and she comes on, my blood pressure rises. 
    What you’re saying here is that I can have apple pie for breakfast? And since it is apple pie, I can also have ice cream for breakfast too, right? Because who eats apple pie without ice cream? no one. 🙂 

  39. Just spotted: the next French toast casserole I need to make. This is fantastic, Dorothy!

  40. That’s a beautiful pour shot. Apple pie and french toast is a winner to me!

  41. I made this for brunch on Sunday and it was a total hit! I thought I was going to have some to bring home for myself through the week, boy was I wrong! The whole 9×13 was gone! I definitely will be making this again (and again!) :).

  42. Did I miss something? How is this an “overnight” recipe???

  43. Do you think this could be made with gluten free bread as well?

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