Overnight Apple French Toast Bake is made with sweetened apples, brioche bread, and an egg mixture flavored with maple syrup, topped with pecans, and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze.
Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Once melted, add apples and cook until softened (about 5 minutes).
To the prepared baking dish, add half of the bread. Top with half of the cooled apple mixture. Top with the remaining bread, and end with the rest of the apple mixture.
In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
Pour egg mixture evenly over the layers of bread and apple mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
When ready, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
Top the mixture with pecans and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes, remove foil, and bake 40 more minutes, or until the center does not jiggle. Remove from the oven and let it cool a bit as you make the glaze.
While the apple french toast bake cools, mix together the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl. Start with a tablespoon of milk, adding more until the glaze reaches your desired consistency.