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Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 8 slices Italian bread (1-1/4 inches thick)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 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


  • 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 peel, orange juice, 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 with French toast; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

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 Jul. 10, 2015

"After trying a new recipe our family always votes, "Keeper or Not." This is a definate "Keeper." Easy and scrumptious. Perfect for breakfast for dinner or a quiet weekend."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"I have made this for my family multiple times: my parents and I absolutely love it, I love the large amount of fresh fruit and nice thick bread."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"This is a beautiful dish; however, daughter wouldn't even taste it and husband told me not to make it again. I still gave it 4 stars because I liked it. It would be a fun brunch dish for just a group of ladies."

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."

Reviewed May. 24, 2013


Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

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

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

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

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