Czech Žemlovka Apple French Toast

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Recipe: #37846

November 29, 2021


Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (935.8 g)
  • Calories 1092.3
  • Total Fat - 66.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 35.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 814.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1031.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 87.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 73.4 g
  • Protein - 43.8 g
  • Calcium - 675.3 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 34.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Place raisins in a small bowl, pour over the water

Step 2

And soak for 20 minutes to rehydrate.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Step 4

In the meantime, grease an oven dish with 2 Tablespoons butter, and set aside.

Step 5

While the raisins are soaking

Step 6

Warm the milk over a low heat in a medium saucepan, then add the remaining butter, and stir until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

Step 7

Peel and slice the apples, and place in a bowl with the lemon juice, making sure each slice is coated.

Step 8

Set aside.

Step 9

Add the eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla to a mixing bowl, and beat until smooth.

Step 10

Stir in the milk and butter, and beat again for another minute or so, to thoroughly incorporate.

Step 11

Drain the raisins, and discard the water.

Step 12

Dip each slice of bread into the custard

Step 13

And place a layer (including crusts) on the bottom of the baking dish.

Step 14

Sprinkle the raisins over the bread, then a layer of cheese, and then arrange the slices of apple on top.

Step 15

Pour over the lemon juice.

Step 16


Step 17

Add another layer of dipped bread, and pour any remaining custard over the top. Sprinkle over 2 Tablespoon of brown sugar.

Step 18

Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.