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Quicker Blueberry French Toast

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings (1-3/4 cups sauce)

Sit down to hot-off-the-griddle stuffed French toast and fresh blueberry sauce in as little as 30 minutes. The bread's toasted to a golden brown, and the delectable filling features cream cheese brightened with blueberry preserves. The fast sauce is out of this world! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Quicker Blueberry French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
  • 16 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Beat the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons syrup and preserves in a small bowl. Spread over 8 slices of bread; top with remaining bread.
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, salt and remaining syrup in a shallow bowl. Dip both sides of sandwiches into egg mixture. Cook on a greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Combine the sugar, water and cornstarch until smooth in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in blueberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until berries burst. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Serve with French toast.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 354 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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