Crisp French toast tops a fragrant compote of apples, pears and prunes for a great breakfast treat or comforting dessert.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1996


Recipe Summary

55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sieve with cheesecloth or a coffee filter and set it over a bowl. Spoon in yogurt, cover and let drain in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Combine cider, apples, pear, prunes, cinnamon stick, lemon zest and lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Discard cinnamon stick and pour the fruit mixture into an 8-by-11-inch or similar 2-quart baking dish.

  • Cut bread slices in half diagonally. Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Soak the bread in the egg mixture and arrange in overlapping rows on top of the fruit.

  • Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the bread. Bake until the top is crisp and golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving with drained vanilla yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 48.8g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 4.2g 17% DV; sugars 22g; fat 2.2g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 48mg 16% DV; vitamin a iu 704.9IU 14% DV; vitamin c 6.3mg 11% DV; folate 40.4mcg 10% DV; calcium 129.5mg 13% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 29mg 10% DV; potassium 421.2mg 12% DV; sodium 123mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.