Layered Apple Bake

Don’t be surprised if this easy-to-bake treat becomes a staple of your holiday festivities.

  • 1 loaf white bread (cubed into ½ in. pieces)
  • 1 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • Lemon rind (grated-2 lemons worth)
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Squeezed juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 8 large apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)


Preheat oven to 425. Grease 9x13x2 in. pan. Set aside. Mix bread cubes, butter, sugar, lemon rind, nutmeg, and cinnamon in bowl. In separate bowl combine lemon and apple juice. Pour about 1/3 of bread mixture into pan. Layer ½ of apple slices on top. Repeat layering until last layer is remaining bread mixture. Pour apple and lemon juice mixture over the top as evenly as possible. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Continue baking for 25 minutes. If tops begin to brown too quickly, lightly cover with foil once again. Serve warm with rich vanilla bean ice cream.