Stuffed French Toast Bake

Stuffed French Toast
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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8-10
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
393 Calories
17g Fat
49g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 8-10
Amount per serving
Calories 393
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 12g
Calcium 142mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Spray a 13x9" glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or grease with unsalted buttter.
  3. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and dried cherries; mix well. Stir in cherry preserves to marble.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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