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Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast Recipe
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Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast Recipe

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A fruity French toast becomes light and lovely company fare when you fill it with blueberries and top it with an orangey sweet sauce. — Myrna Koldenhoven, Sanborn, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 8 slices Italian bread (1-1/4 inches thick)
  • 4 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Dash salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups orange sections
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 1/4 cup sauce and 2 teaspoons almonds equals 167 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, toss blueberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Cut a pocket horizontally in each slice of bread. Fill with blueberries.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, orange juice, orange peel, salt and remaining sugar. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture, being careful to not squeeze out berries. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 14-17 minutes or until golden brown, carefully turning once.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the first five sauce ingredients until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in fruit and heat through. Serve French toast with sauce; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p155

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 1/4 cup sauce and 2 teaspoons almonds equals 167 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

I just made the sauce from this recipe and used it with my 'regular' grilled french toast. We had enough blueberries without it being stuffed. Although we love our real maple syrup, this was a refreshing change. The combination of orange, blueberries and almonds went well together - sweet and crunchy.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2013

Delicious!

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

Yes, I would make it again and I made no changes.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

I made this for a family bruch for the holidays.. It's a keeper...delicious

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