Harvest French Toast

2 packages (2.5 oz.) plain frozen French toast, thawed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup milk
6 eggs
2 medium baking apples
½ cup chopped walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tsp. cinnamon
½ cup dried cranberries
Powdered sugar
Additional maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 9” x 13” baking pan with oil. Put French toast in baking pan. Heat milk in microwave 1½ minutes until hot. In separate bowl, whisk eggs. While whisking, pour hot milk into eggs, whisking constantly. Pour warm egg mixture over bread. Stir gently.

Core and thickly slice apples, leaving peel on. Cut apple slices into quarters. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples, walnuts, syrup and cinnamon. Cook 3 to 3½ minutes until apples are crisp tender. Pour apple mixture over French toast mixture. Sprinkle with cranberries. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with additional maple syrup. Yield: 8 servings.