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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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