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Overnight Strawberry French Toast Recipe

I served this one year to friends for Easter brunch and everyone loved it, so I've made it year-round since then! —Patricia Schmeling
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable strawberry cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. Cut bread into 3/4-in. slices; spread 12 slices with about 1 tablespoon cream cheese. Top with another 12 slices to form sandwiches. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, 1/4 cup sugar and salt; pour over sandwiches. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3. Chop 1 cup strawberries; place in a small bowl. Stir in amaretto or extract and remaining sugar. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 4. Remove French toast from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Brush bread with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5. Meanwhile, slice remaining strawberries; stir into chilled strawberry mixture. Serve over French toast. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 577 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 187 mg cholesterol, 779 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.