Peaches & Cream French Toast Recipe
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 can (29 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
- 1 loaf (1 pound) day-old French bread, cubed
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
- 12 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
- 2. Arrange peaches in dish. Place half of the bread cubes over peaches. Layer with cream cheese and remaining bread. Place the eggs, cream and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- 3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 12 servings.
1 piece: 470 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 267mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.
Reviews for Peaches & Cream French Toast
"I have made this for my ladies' Bible study brunch and for my kids and got rave reviews both times!"
"I did add a couple tablespoons of peach juice to the cooked syrup. I also added a couple tablespoons of peach juice to the cream cheese and used my mixer and whipped it until smooth. The cream cheese mixture is easy to spread and you are not biting into a clump of cream cheese."
"We loved this!!"
"After reading some of the reviews that said it was bland, not very sweet, etc., I did change the way the ingredients were layered in the pan. I started with half the bread cubes, followed by half the peaches, the cream cheese, the remaining bread cubes and remaining peaches. I drizzled the brown sugar/butter mixture over the top and finished by pouring the egg mixture over all. We thought the french toast had a delicious caramel flavor to it and I will definitely make it this way again. My husband added some maple syrup to his, but I thought it was sweet enough without. I only made a half a batch for the two of us, but am looking forward to making a full batch the next time we have company for brunch!"
"Used maple syrup instead of corn and added allspice to egg mixture. Dusted the top with cinnamon and brown sugar! Delish!"
"Hubby and I and half the kids loved it. The other half of the kids liked the flavor, but as stated in several reviews, did not like the chunks of cream cheese. As for it not having enough flavor or sweetness, though I added some cinnamon, remembering that it is supposed to be breakfast and not dessert, I thought the flavor was fabulous. Next time I will either blend the cream cheese with some peach juice and spread it more evenly or just blend it with the eggs. I will also use peach juice instead of corn syrup for the syrup layer --wish I had thought of that while I was putting it together. We can't wait to use this recipe the next time we go with friends to a cabin getaway!"
"My family loves this, even the pickiest eater. I use Harvest Spice peaches instead of regular sliced peaches and I don't refrigerate over night- no soggy bread as others have complained about."
"Very dissapointed- Soggy bread, and clumps of cream cheese. Just blah. I added brown sugar and cinnamon to the top as suggested by others reviews. Just wasn't as delicious as expected."
"I also don't understand why the recipe says to drain the peaches and use corn syrup. The juice in the peaches is usually thick (even the light ones) and it definitely has more flavor and just as much sweetness than corn syrup. Whenever I try recipes that call for draining the juice from fruit, but then call for extra water or other similar substances (ie corn syrup) I like to use the juice instead of just wasting it. It also saves on one less item i need to purchase if I don't have the one on hand (ie corn syrup)."
"The only reason I said I would make this again after I rated it one star is because I would like to try and see if I can improve it the second time around.... I made this for a treat for Easter morning for the group home I work at since most ladies are on a diet, I thought a splurge in calories would be a nice treat for breakfast and this sounded so good. I followed the directions exactly, but it was bland! It really didn't have much flavor like I thought it would and I was really disappointed that the cream cheese was still in chunks and not melted more thoroughly after an hour in the oven. I wish I had read and followed some of the advice others had made about pumpkin pie spice or sprinkling a little brown sugar and cinnamon over the top. I think next time I will put peaches in the center layer and blend the cream cheese into a smooth spreadable layer in the hopes it will melt better. I think I will also blend some peaches & peach juice up in the egg mixture too and hope that will give a better flavor through out the whole dish. Here's hoping for a better second time around!"
"I used peaches in syrup and saved 1/2 cup of the syrup to substitute for part of the milk in the egg mix. Very good! Imparted a bit of peachy flavor in the bread."
"loved it! so easy and good!"
"This recipe is one that the whole family will love! Very tasty!"
"I made this a few days ago and it was a big hit! I will probably uses smaller pieces of cream cheese next time or melt it and drizzle over the top. Also, I baked it a bit longer to really crisp up the bread. BIG HIT! Definitely share with friends and family!"
"Made for a brunch for overnight guests. Yummy!!!!"
"I made this for our family Chirstmas party breakfast and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe"
"This was great...make sure you whip the eggs in the blender as per the instructions, so ALL of the bread gets soaked in egg."
"The bread & eggs were soggy & slimy. My 14 mo old wouldn't even eat more than 1 bite. If i did make it again, I would definately blend up the cream cheese too cause it was still cubed after I cooked it. Too much time, too much peaches & eggs & too bad to make again. Sorry!"
"This was a big hit when the grand kids stayed over..also made a smaller dish with mandarin oranges which was great too"
"Meh. Followed recipe exactly, and added some cinnamon since it's Christmas time. Wasn't too thrilled with it. It was alright, but nothing that I would want to make again. Maybe sprinkling some brown sugar and cinnamon on the top would help? Or maybe if the peaches and sauce were better mixed in with the bread crumbs (or maybe it was too much bread for my taste)?"
"This recipe tops the Blueberry French Toast and we thought that recipe was the best ever!"
"I made this entirely in the morning instead of allowing it to rest overnight and it was still great. I am looking forward to trying it with fresh peaches!"
"I made this Easter weekend when visiting my sister. We enjoyed this so much. It's easy to make and there is more than enough for everyone."
"I have made this recipe twice and love it each time."
"I made this for my Sunday School class and they absolutely loved it. I've already had several requests for the recipe. I will definately make this again."
"This is a wonderful recipe thanks for the earlier tip about the pumpkin pie spice it was great! Will make this again."
"This was easy to make and delicious! I loved it and am making for New Year's Day breakfast! This is a keeper!"
"This recipe is delicious! I added 1/2 T. of pumpkin pie spice to the egg mixture as I blended it- I thought it needed a little spice. The results were wonderful. I have made it several times for others as well and it has gotten rave reviews."
"My family loved this recipe, even my father who is a picky eater."