A definite Cortesi family favorite on Christmas morning.
In a small saucepan, cook brown sugar, butter and syrup until thick, about 5-7 minutes. Pour into an ungreased 13” x 9” baking pan; arrange apples on top. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture for approx 15 sec; place over apples. Pour any remaining egg mixture over bread when done. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings