Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Berry Topping

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


6 servings (4 cups sauce)

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
I love making this rich and delicious French toast for my family. With a warm, creamy filling of mascarpone cheese and a sauce of mixed berries, it's a very easy-to-make breakfast treat that looks like you spent all morning preparing it.—Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, Virginia
Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Berry Topping Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened mixed berries
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries or blueberries
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) challah or egg bread, cut into 12 slices
  • 6 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in water. Stir in frozen berries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in fresh berries.
  2. On each of six bread slices, spread 1 tablespoon mascarpone to within 1/2 in. of edges. Top with remaining bread. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, cream, milk, cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Dip both sides of sandwiches in egg mixture, allowing each side to soak 2 minutes. Place three sandwiches in skillet; toast 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. Serve with warm berry sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 826 calories, 53g fat (29g saturated fat), 365mg cholesterol, 571mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.