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Strawberry French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
Fresh berries and cream cheese create the creamy middle in these French toast sandwiches. Because you prepare this breakfast bake the night before, it's perfect for overnight guests. I like to serve it with bacon and fresh fruit. —Karen Sharp, Harvard, Illinois

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 10 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • STRAWBERRY SAUCE:
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Maple syrup, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, strawberries and confectioners' sugar until blended. Spread about 2 tablespoons on one side of half the bread slices; top with remaining bread.
  2. Place sandwiches in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, cream and vanilla. Pour over bread. Turn each sandwich. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. With a slotted spatula, transfer sandwiches to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Discard any remaining egg mixture. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes; turn and bake 10 minutes longer or until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, for the sauce, combine the strawberries, sugar and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve French toast with strawberry sauce and maple syrup if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 329 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 230mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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