Stuffed French Toast Bake

Stuffed French Toast
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8-10
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rThis delicious make ahead recipe is perfect for a company brunch. You can use any combination of dried fruit and preserves in place of the dried cherries and cherry preserves. In fact, some strawberries, chopped up and mixed with the cream cheese, would be wonderful. Pair it with strawberry jam and topped the finished dish with sliced stawberries.

What You'll Need

  • 16 oz. loaf French bread, cut into 24 3/4" thick slices
  • 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted

How to Make It

Spray a 13x9" glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or grease with unsalted buttter.

In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and dried cherries; mix well. Stir in cherry preserves to marble.

Spread 2 tablespoons cream cheese on one side of 12 bread slices. Top with remaining bread, making 12 sandwiches. Place sandwiches in prepared baking dish in a single layer. This works best if the sandwiches are in two rows across and six rows long.

In large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp. brown sugar, salt and cinnamon and pour over sandwiches. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes, then carefully turn sandwiches over, cover tightly and refrigerate for 2-12 hours.

When ready to eat, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Uncover baking dish and drizzle sandwiches with melted butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 28-33 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 393
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 123 mg
Sodium 403 mg
Carbohydrates 49 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 12 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)