From Cooking During Stolen Moments
Even my husband liked this - and he's not one for trying something "different"! I loved it because it was a good and delicious way to use my free apples - and my son loved it too. A hit all the way around.
We made a half batch for 3 of us - 1 sandwich each, plus sausage on the side and maple syrup to top it all.
1/4 c. butter
2 apples, peeled and cubed
2 T. brown sugar
2 t. cinnamon
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
12 slices thick, hearty bread (we used Dutch Country butter top bread)
1/2 c. milk
1 T. vanilla
1/4 t. cinnamon
Extra butter for the skillet
1. Melt 1/4 c. butter in a small skillet. Add apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook 5-8 minutes until apples start getting tender.
2. In a bowl, add cream cheese and apple mixture. Stir until well combined. (This can be made the night before and kept refrigerated.)
3. Add about 2 T. filling to the center of one piece of bread. Spread out a little but don’t go all the way to the edges. Top with another slice of bread to make a sandwich. Repeat with all.
4. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture as you would for regular French toast. Cook in a hot, greased skillet, 3-4 minutes per side.