In a saucepan, bring heavy cream, vanilla extract, granulated sugar and 1 pinch salt to a boil; reduce by one-third. Add brandy. Place the bottom of the saucepan in an ice bath; refrigerate until ready to use.
Combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, 1 pinch salt and 1 cup brown sugar; stir to combine. Toss bread cubes with egg mixture. Push bread cubes under the liquid to allow them to soak; let rest 15 minutes.
Sauté apples in butter for 2 minutes. Add remaining brown sugar; cook until caramelized. Pour apples into a shallow baking dish. Pour bread mixture over apples.
Melt remaining butter; drizzle over the bread mixture. Bake mixture in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 60 minutes or until set, brown and crunchy on top.Makes 4 Source: