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Special Stuffed French Toast

For a breakfast or brunch sensation, whip up this dish showcasing cherries. The golden-brown Texas toast is delectable with cream cheese tucked between thick slices. The sweet-tart cherry sauce make a pretty and flavorful topping.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 cups pitted frozen tart cherries, thawed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 12 slices Texas toast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  • For cherry sauce, combine 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in the water until smooth. Add cherries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over six slices of bread; top with remaining bread. In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg, milk and remaining sugar. Dip both sides of bread into egg mixture.
  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, toast bread on both sides until golden brown. Serve with cherry sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 filled pita half: 637 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 521mg sodium, 109g carbohydrate (70g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.
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  • sgronholz
    Jun 11, 2017

    Oh my...this recipe is amazing! I wanted to recreate the Stuffed Cherry French Toast we enjoyed on vacation, and this recipe came pretty close! I reduced the powered sugar in the cream cheese mixture to 3/4 cup and added 1/4 cup of chopped cherries (from the 4 cups of cherries). I used regular white bread instead of Texas toast and added an extra egg yolk to the egg-milk mixture. The recipe took a little more time than some to prepare, but was definitely worth it. As a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home, I highly recommend this recipe!

  • neko4474
    Feb 7, 2015

    This is a delicious recipe. I ended up using strawberries instead of frozen cherries, but it was still amazing.

  • greatwithoutgluten
    Nov 1, 2014

    This was good. I ended up using milk, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract to mix with the egg. it was very tasty and looked impressive too!

  • carlyhol
    Nov 24, 2013

    I made this with frozen sliced strawberries and fresh bananas instead of cherries (I added the bananas right before serving) and it was very good.

  • kelli064
    Jan 3, 2013

    This was so good. I didn't have cherries. I had a few fresh blueberries. I spread cream cheese mixture on both sides of bread and placed blueberries in between the slices of bread. Then topped with powdered sugar. Sinfully good!

  • SELOGY
    Jan 23, 2011

    WE MAKE IT WITH BANANAS OR STRAWBERRIES. SELOGY