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Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast

A fruity French toast becomes light and lovely company fare when you fill it with blueberries and top it with an orangey sweet sauce. —Myrna Koldenhoven, Sanborn, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 8 slices Italian bread (1-1/4 inches thick)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Dash salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups orange sections
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, toss blueberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Cut a pocket horizontally in each slice of bread. Fill with blueberries.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, orange zest, orange juice, salt and remaining sugar. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture, being careful to not squeeze out berries. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 14-17 minutes or until golden brown, carefully turning once.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the first five sauce ingredients until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in fruit and heat through. Serve with French toast; sprinkle with almonds.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice with 1/4 cup sauce and 2 teaspoons almonds: 167 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • jchockley
    Jul 10, 2015

    After trying a new recipe our family always votes, "Keeper or Not." This is a definate "Keeper." Easy and scrumptious. Perfect for breakfast for dinner or a quiet weekend.

  • mariagillz8
    Aug 25, 2014

    I have made this for my family multiple times: my parents and I absolutely love it, I love the large amount of fresh fruit and nice thick bread.

  • ms11145
    Aug 21, 2014

    This is a beautiful dish; however, daughter wouldn't even taste it and husband told me not to make it again. I still gave it 4 stars because I liked it. It would be a fun brunch dish for just a group of ladies.

  • MurphyNJ
    Apr 19, 2014

    I just made the sauce from this recipe and used it with my 'regular' grilled french toast. We had enough blueberries without it being stuffed. Although we love our real maple syrup, this was a refreshing change. The combination of orange, blueberries and almonds went well together - sweet and crunchy.

  • lisalynn_vickers
    May 24, 2013

    Delicious!

  • bubbula
    Jan 5, 2010

    Yes, I would make it again and I made no changes.

  • bubbula
    Jan 5, 2010

    I made this for a family bruch for the holidays.. It's a keeper...delicious