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Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast for #SundaySupper

Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast | Neighborfood

Is there anything in the whole world better than having breakfast for dinner?

Ok, ok so maybe there’s a few things that are better. Summer vacations. Sleeping in. Christmas morning. True love.

But breakfast for dinner is waaay up there on my list of favorite things, right between air conditioning and ballet flats.

Breakfast for dinner is a standard in our house, occurring at least once a week. Around these parts, we call it brinner– a celebration of eggs, bacon, pancakes, and french toast–brought back for an evening encore.

Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast |

I’ll be honest, on our laziest days, sometimes brinner means nothing more than a bowl of cereal. But usually, brinner is an opportunity for us to indulge in the more elaborate breakfasts we never seem to have time for on the average weekday morning.

Brinner is a time to play, to mix sweet and savory in combinations that wouldn’t usually grace the dinner table.

This Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast is the result of that delicate play. I know it sounds strange, but hear me out.

Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast |

I have a long standing fondness for the Monte Cristo sandwich– a fried ham and cheese sandwich that is often served with a dust of powdered sugar and raspberry preserves.

Something about that combination–the slightly sweet, tangy preserves playing against the melty cheese and salty ham–it slays me every time.

I knew the Monte Cristo was only a step away from brinner perfection. Swap out the ham for bacon, add a few slices of apple to mimic the sweet tang of the preserves, and coat it in a classic french toast batter, and you’re left with the ultimate indulgent dinner sandwich.

Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast |

Melty. Buttery. Crispy. Tangy. Sweet. This sandwich has it all. The Dubliner cheese provides the perfect foil to the sweet maple syrup and just the right sharpness against the apple. The bread is golden and crisp on the outside, soft and warm on the inside. And the bacon…well, it’s the savory, smoked goodness that brings it all together.

Give yourself over to the brinner call. Whether it’s sweet, savory, or both in one, our #SundaySupper team has you covered for every after 5 PM breakfast craving.

Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast |

Bacon, Apple, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast for #SundaySupper

Prep Time 20 minsPrep Time
Cook Time 15 minsCook Time
Total Time 35 mins Total Time
Yields 4


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 thick slices day old Italian bread (1 1/4 inches thick)*
  • 1 apple, sliced thin
  • 4 oz. Dubliner cheese, sliced thin**
  • 6 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Fry bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove bacon and allow to drain on paper towels.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, and salt until well combined.
  3. Slice each piece of bread through the middle, leaving three sides intact, creating a pocket. Place slices of bacon, cheese, and apple into the pocket.
  4. Melt the butter in a large skillet set on medium high heat. Dip the bread pockets into the egg mixture, turning to soak both sides. Place the pockets in the skillet, fry for 30 seconds, then immediately turn the heat down to medium low. Allow to cook for 4-7 minutes or until bread is golden brown and baked clear through. Flip and do the same for the second side.
  5. Cut slices in half, sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar, and serve with real maple syrup.
  6. ***If you've never had Dubliner cheese before, it's a combination of sharp cheddar, swiss, and Parmesan. You can find it in most grocery stores under the brand name Kerrygold. Gruyere or a sharp white cheddar could work as substitutes.
  7. *I used La Brea's Pane Toscano and it was perfect


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  • Constance July 21, 2013, 10:20 AM

    Oh. Em. Gee. This looks insanely good!!!

  • Chef Di July 21, 2013, 10:47 AM

    Lol! Cute post… and fantastic sandwich! OMGoodness, I’m in love with this flavor combination!!!

  • Nichole C July 21, 2013, 10:50 AM

    I want to LICK my monitor; how tasty does this look?! I love french toast!

  • Jen @JuanitasCocina July 21, 2013, 11:00 AM

    I’ll take three servings, please.

  • Sarah R July 21, 2013, 7:15 PM

    Apples and Dubliner? yes please!

  • Liz July 21, 2013, 8:57 PM

    Oh, my. What a fabulous stuffed French toast…you reeled me in with the apples!!!!

  • Growing Up Gabel July 21, 2013, 10:25 PM

    Sweet, salty and cheesy! That sounds about perfect!

  • Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere July 22, 2013, 7:53 AM

    I really need to remember the apple and cheese combo more often. Every time I have it it’s amazing, but then it seems to fall off my radar, which is quite sad.

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood July 24, 2013, 3:18 PM

      I do the same thing. I had an apple bacon brie sandwich awhile back that was incredible, but then I forgot about it until just recently.

  • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons July 22, 2013, 5:30 PM

    Oh yes, I’m totally with you on this one. I love sweet and savory together, even when it sounds weird. But to me, this doesn’t sound weird at all. I’d dig right in!

  • Martin Redmond July 22, 2013, 8:18 PM

    Well it’s just about dinner time now in Cali, and I sooooo wish I had this. You description is absolutely mouth-watering! Great looking dish!

  • Christine @ CherryonMySundae July 22, 2013, 10:26 PM

    I used to make ham and mozzarella cheese french toasts for breakfast and they were so yummy, I can just imagine how delicious this version would be! I never had Dubliner cheese before but now I have a reason!

  • Family Foodie July 24, 2013, 3:08 PM

    I love stuffed french toast, and yours looks delicious! That sweet and savory combo is the best.

  • Katie July 25, 2013, 4:22 PM

    Oh yeah…this sounds heavenly! In my head it’s like a combo of a grilled cheese and french toast…totally on board for it!

  • Nancy July 26, 2013, 12:34 PM

    Ohmahgawd Courtney, love.want.need these in my life! I adore monte cristo sandwiches and you’re brilliant for stuffing those flavours into French toast. This is such an adaptable recipe too – think of all the delicious savoury/sweet combinations you can use.

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