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Overnight Strawberry French Toast

 Overnight Strawberry French Toast
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
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chop 1 cup strawberries; place in a small bowl. Stir in amaretto or
  • extract and remaining sugar. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Remove French toast from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

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Overnight Strawberry French Toast (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Brush bread with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30
  • minutes or until golden brown.
  • 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.