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Sweet Cherry French Toast Recipe

Sweet Cherry French Toast Recipe

You’ll be proud to serve this tasty brunch bake from Elisa Lochridge, Beaverton, Oregon. The cherry topping and dollop of yogurt make each bite a special treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • CHERRY TOPPING:
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • Vanilla yogurt

Directions

  • 1. Place the bread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, syrup, sugar, orange peel and salt. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In another large bowl, combine the cherries, orange juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Transfer bread slices to another greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Discard any remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the reserved cherry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over French toast; drizzle with yogurt. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 513 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 330 mg cholesterol, 480 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 18 g protein.