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Lemon Blackberry Tortilla French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch

Makes

6 servings

This twist on crepes is tart-sweet with a creamy lemon filling and juicy blackberries. Think of this as a cross between thin French toast, light crepes and crispy quesadillas. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois
Lemon Blackberry Tortilla French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons lemon curd, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1-1/3 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup seedless blackberry spreadable fruit
  • Additional grated lemon zest, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, 3 tablespoons lemon curd, lemon zest and extract until fluffy. Set aside.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, cream and remaining lemon curd until blended; stir in poppy seeds. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Dip both sides of a tortilla in egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Place in skillet; toast until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining tortillas, adding butter to grease the skillet as needed.
  3. Spread about 3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture over each tortilla to within 1/4 in. of edges. Fold tortillas in half over filling. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine blackberries and spreadable fruit; microwave, covered, at 50% power until warmed, 2-3 minutes, stirring once. Serve with tortillas and, if desired, additional lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts

1 filled tortilla: 445 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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