– Sharon K.
Peel and dice 4 large apples (I used mixed Granny Smith and Red Delicious). Place diced apples in a mixing bowl.
Toss apples with 1 tsp. chai masala spice and 1 tbsp. white granulated sugar.
Slice 15 oz. brioche into small pieces. In an 11″ x 8″ baking dish, add sliced brioche and spiced apples, making sure there are apples in between the bread slices and sprinkled on top.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together 4 eggs, 1 cup whole milk, ⅔ cup heavy cream, 2 tsp. chai masala spice, ⅓ cup white granulated sugar, ¼ tsp. sea salt, and 2 tsp. real vanilla extract.
Pour mixture evenly over the bread and apples, cover with cellophane and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 350 F. (175 C.). Bake French toast for 35 minutes.
While it bakes, create streusel topping. Mix ½ cup flour, ½ cup packed brown sugar, 2 oz. soft salted butter and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a bowl until combined.
After 35 minutes, remove French toast (don’t turn off heat) and crumble streusel topping on top. Place French toast back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove French toast, sprinkle with 1 tsp. powdered sugar and drizzle with maple syrup (optional), and serve.