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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

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total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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; carbohydrates 48.8g; dietary fiber 4.2g; sugars 22g; fat 2.2g; saturated fat 0.7g; cholesterol 48mg; vitamin a iu 704.9IU; vitamin c 6.3mg; folate 40.4mcg; calcium 129.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 29mg; potassium 421.2mg; sodium 123mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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