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Apple Pie French Toast Roll Ups

Ingredients

  • 10-12 toast bread slices
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter for cooking, more if necessary

* for the homemade Apple Filling Option

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3-4 medium apples peeled cored and diced in to 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water

* for the canned apple filling option

  • 1 can apple pie filling

Instructions

  • In a medium size pan, melt butter, add apples, spices, brown sugar and 3 Tablespoons water. Cook over medium-high heat, for 4-6 minutes or until apples very slightly softened.
  • In a small dish combine cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons water. Add to pan while stirring and continue to cook until apples are tender, and filling is thickened, about 4-5 minutes. Cool.
  • In a bowl combine sugar with cinnamon and set aside. In another bowl beat eggs with milk and set aside.
  • Remove the bread crust, and flatten the slices with a rolling pin. Spread cream cheese evenly on each slice of bread.
  • Add about 1-2 teaspoons of the apple filling along one edge of the bread, the roll them up.
  • Gently but tightly roll up the bread around the apple filling. Continue with the remaining bread.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and melt about 1 tbsp of butter. Coat the rolls in the egg mixture and place seam side down. Cook 3-4 roll at a time.
  • When browned, turn a quarter turn and continue until all sides are cooked and browned nicely. Clean the pan slightly with a paper towel and repeat until all rolls are cooked.
  • Roll into the sugar cinnamon mixture. Serve warm and dip in maple syrup if desired.

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