Grilled Cheese French Toast Recipe
Total time: 35 minutes
In a large skillet, melt 3 Tbsp. butter over medium-high heat. Add apples in an even layer and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar. Cook until apples are browned, 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat, drizzle with lemon juice and transfer to a plate.
In a large baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, cinnamon and remaining Tbsp. sugar. Add challah slices to egg mixture, flipping once. Wipe skillet clean and melt 2½ Tbsp. butter over medium-high heat. Add 4 slices soaked bread in a single layer and cook until just browned on one side, 1 minute. Turn over 2 slices and top each with ¼ cup extra-sharp cheddar. Top with other 2 slices, so the browned side touches cheese. Press sandwiches with a spatula; cover pan and let cook until undersides are browned, 2 minutes.
Uncover pan, flip sandwiches and cook uncovered until second side is browned and cheese is melted, 1 minute. Transfer to serving plates and repeat with remaining 4 slices of bread. Top sandwiches with reserved apples and serve immediately.