Apple French Toast

1 16-ounce loaf French bread, cut into ¾ -inch slices
5 large eggs
1½ cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced

Place bread slices in single layer in a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together and pour over bread. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Remove bread from dish, and wipe dish clean. Re-coat with vegetable cooking spray. Cook brown sugar, butter and corn syrup over low heat stirring often, until mixture is smooth. (You can also cook these ingredients for two minutes in the microwave, stirring when done.) Pour into baking dish. Top with apples; arrange bread slices over apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Loosen with knife, and invert onto serving platter. Yield: 8 large or 12 small servings

NOTE: During the holidays, you can also add sprinkle cranberries with the apples. It gives the dish a more tart flavor and great color.