Panettone made into a delectable French toast with apples and cranberries what could be better. The recipe for pantone- a sweet bread made with soft raisins and candied fruit peels-was developed by a young Milianese baker during the 15th century. Antonio(panettone means Tony's bread) created this bread to impress his fiancee during the holiday season. Note:This is made ahead and refrigerated over night.
- Melt 1/2 cup of the butter in a saucepan over low heat; Add brown sugar and water until combined.
- Spread this mixture over the bottom of a 9x13x2-inch glass baking dish.
- Whisk together the milk, cream, eggs vanilla and cinnamon, set aside.
- Peel,core and slice the apples into 1/4 inch thick slices; heat remaining butter over medium heat; add apples and saute for 8 to 10 minutes,until apples are cooked but not mushy.
- Spread the apples over the bottom of the baking dish, sprinkle the cranberries over the apples.
- Cover the apples with the panettone slices; Pour egg and cream mixture over the panttone, coating all of the slices.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat over to 350 degrees; bake the French toast uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly golden; spoon the apples over the French toast when serving.