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Quicker Blueberry French Toast

Sit down to hot-off-the-griddle stuffed French toast and fresh blueberry sauce in as little as 30 minutes. The bread's toasted to a golden brown, and the delectable filling features cream cheese brightened with blueberry preserves. The fast sauce is out of this world! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (1-3/4 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
  • 16 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • Beat the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons syrup and preserves in a small bowl. Spread over 8 slices of bread; top with remaining bread.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, flour, vanilla, salt and remaining syrup in a shallow bowl. Dip both sides of sandwiches into egg mixture. Cook on a greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides.
  • Combine the sugar, water and cornstarch until smooth in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in blueberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until berries burst. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Serve with French toast.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 354 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • kay49038
    Jul 2, 2016

    Can't miss awesome breakfast treat even though I didn't have blueberry preserves. Can substitute berries or other fruit jam.

  • patsycooker
    Jun 25, 2014

    Delicious and easy!! Liked by all!

  • Chese63
    Apr 7, 2014

    HOLY COW!! This was awesome. I've been making this every weekend for the last 2 months. This is the first choice when I ask what they want for breakfast. I started putting some blueberries on the cream cheese as well. Easy to make for 2 as well.

  • browneyes0526
    Jan 27, 2014

    Made this for breakfast this weekend and it was amazing!!!!!

  • IslandWife
    Jan 20, 2014

    Wow! These were so easy and delicious! I didn't have blueberry preserves, so I just added a few crushed blueberries to the cream cheese. Thank you for sharing!!

  • cruisingail
    Jan 18, 2014

    This was such a delicious treat! The french bread insures that it does not get soggy and holds up great!!! Superb

  • Cruiser79
    Jan 18, 2014

    I love cream cheese and I love blueberries so I couldn't wait to try this recipe. It's even better than it sounds! A dollop of whipped cream on top and I would call this dessert. Yummy!!

  • jnjrok
    Nov 24, 2013

    Fabulous, special occasion breakfast! I cut the amount of the cream cheese and maple syrup for the filling in half, as the recipe makes much more filling than needed, and spread the bread with the preserves, so I probably used more than 2 Tablespoons, everything else was according to the recipe. A very special treat...delicious!

  • johnboy0419
    Jun 23, 2013

    Made this for Mothers Day. Had 3 mothers for breakfast and they all were throughly delighted.

  • jmox214
    May 12, 2013

    By the way...switched out the blueberries for strawberries and it worked just as well!