Delicious and totally decadent! A delightful (and filling!) morning-after Tub Daze breakfast enjoyed by Beth, Brian, Heather, Adam, Stephanie and Jocelyn.

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
12 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
2 large tart apples - peeled and thinly sliced
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Caramel sauce:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp light corn syrup

In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Pour into greased 13 X 9 baking dish. Top with 1/2 pecans and single layer of bread. Arrange apples and remaining bread on top.

In a large bowl whick eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Serve over the French Toast.

Yield: 6 hearty servings.