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Cheddar French Toast with Dried Fruit Syrup Recipe
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Cheddar French Toast with Dried Fruit Syrup Recipe

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My family loves this warm French toast on cold mornings in the North Carolina mountains where we take our yearly vacation. Each year, I alter the recipe slightly by experimenting with different dried fruits. —Jackie Lintz, Cocoa Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 package (8 ounces) dried fruit, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 12 slices Italian or French bread (cut diagonally 1 inch thick)
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 768 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 877 mg sodium, 129 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the syrup, fruit and walnuts; cover and let stand overnight.
  2. Cut a slit in the crust of each slice of bread to form a pocket. Stuff each pocket with 2 tablespoons cheese. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and salt; soak bread for 2 minutes per side. Cook on a greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve with dried fruit syrup. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar French Toast with Dried Fruit Syrup in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 768 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 877 mg sodium, 129 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 22 g protein.

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