Apple Pecan French Toast Cups
Serving Size: 20
|2 teaspoons||maple syrup|
|1 tablespoons||maple syrup|
|6 tablespoons||butter, melted|
|1 cups||brown sugar, divided|
|3 cups||baking apples, peeled, cored, finely chopped|
|2 teaspoons||apple pie spice, divided|
|1/2 cups||heavy whipping cream|
|8 cups||French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes|
|3/4 cups||pecans, chopped|
- Place bread cubes in a large bowl. In medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, whipping cream, vanilla and 1 teaspoon apple pie spice. Pour egg mixture over bread and let soak for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon apple pie spice and cornstarch. Sprinkle over chopped apples and stir.
- Divide soaked bread cubes among approximately 20 well-greased muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Lightly press bread down. Top evenly with apple mixture. Combine melted butter with maple syrup, ¾ cup brown sugar and pecans. Mix well and spoon evenly over apples.
- Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until egg has set and tops are golden brown. Unmold and, if desired, serve with additional maple syrup, pecans and whipping cream.