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1 loaf of bread, cut into 2" pieces
(use leftover muffins, rolls, Danish, etc.)


1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup pecan pieces
8 eggs, beaten
2 cups diced apples
1 diced banana
brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces

Soak bread in milk thoroughly. Combine and mix sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, almond extract, pecans, eggs, apples and banana. Put half of the bread in a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and dot with half the butter. Add remaining bread slices and sprinkle with brown sugar and dot with remaining butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Serve with Caramel Sauce.

Caramel Sauce

1 pound box light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup heavy cream

In a heavy saucepan, melt brown sugar in water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add heavy cream. Stir and simmer until thickened and glossy.