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Berries 'n' Cream French Toast

 Berries 'n' Cream French Toast
Start the day off right with this dreamy, creamy breakfast treat from Lesa Michelle Hefner of Elk City, Oklahoma. “My husband and I first tasted this delicious dish at a bed and breakfast where we celebrated our anniversary,“ she shares. “It’s really easy to prepare but tastes like you fussed.“
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 8 slices French bread (1 inch thick)

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, marshmallow creme and vanilla
  • until smooth; set aside.
  • For syrup, in a small saucepan, bring strawberries and sugar to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Combine the
  • cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into berry mixture.
  • Return to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; keep warm.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and milk; dip both sides of bread
  • in egg mixture. On a lightly greased hot griddle, cook bread over
  • medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. To
  • serve, spread each piece of French toast with cream cheese mixture;
  • top with strawberry syrup. Yield: 4 servings.