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Stuffed Apricot French Toast

In our family, this special recipe is often served for our Christmas Day brunch. I was always looking for something unique to serve, and this rich, colorful dish certainly fills the bill. It tastes so good!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds) French bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 teaspoon vanilla until fluffy. Stir in nuts; set aside.
  • Cut bread into 1-1/2-in. slices; cut a pocket in the top of each slice. Fill each pocket with about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture. In another bowl, beat eggs, cream, nutmeg and remaining vanilla. Dip both sides of bread into egg mixture, being careful not to squeeze out the filling.
  • Cook on a lightly greased griddle until lightly browned on both sides. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the middle comes out clean.
  • Meanwhile, combine preserves and orange juice in a small saucepan; heat through. Drizzle over hot French toast.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 632 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 178mg cholesterol, 662mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.
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  • driver92
    Mar 23, 2015

    I've been making this for years, I believe I got the recipe from one of the toh holiday books. Recipe called for 8 oz. crushed pineapple in the filling. WONDERFUL !!!!!

  • bygrace7
    Dec 26, 2013

    A delicious Christmas breakfast entrée!

  • kshea
    Jun 24, 2012

    This is a wonderful dish for a special breakfast or brunch.

  • honestnicewoman
    Jan 29, 2012

    I found this recipe many years ago in the magazine. I was thrilled to find it here so that I can share it with my friends. My family loves this recipe. I use to serve it on Christmas. I use chopped pecans.

  • shopanana
    Nov 20, 2011

    Excellent for breakfast or brunch. Easy to make ahead of time, and is even good reheated. A family favorite. Have passed the recipe on many times.