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Raspberry Stuffed French Toast


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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french bread, ends trimmed off, and cut into 56 sections.
  • 1 (8oz) block cream cheese, softened (low-fat is okay)
  • 4 Tbsp raspberry jam
  • 1c raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/21 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2c milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/21 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 12 Tbsp butter
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare the French bread by slicing into 5-6 sections after trimming the ends off the loaf. Each of the sections will be quite thick. Use a serrated knife to slice 3/4 of the way through each section, leaving it attached. (This way, you have the perfect place to put the filling). I prefer leaving the bread out for a few hours to get hardened a little bit. (It absorbs the custard much better this way.)
  2. Make the filling by combining the cream cheese and raspberry jam. You can do this with a spatula or a hand mixer. Place raspberries in a separate bowl and sprinkle with a little bit of sugar.
  3. Divide the cream cheese filling among the 5-6 sections of bread. Spread mixture in the slit of each section and sprinkle a few raspberries on top of the cream cheese. You’ll now have 5-6 little “sandwiches.”
  4. Make the custard by whisking together eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1/2Tbsp cinnamon.
  5. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches of 2-3 “sandwiches,” dip each sandwich in the custard mixture 3-5 seconds per side. Add immediately to the pan and cook over medium heat 2-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip over and cook 1-3 minutes more till golden. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve.

Notes

Makes 5-6 French toast sandwiches

(We got a full 6 servings out of this recipe, but if you want more filling in each sandwich, feel free to make 5.)