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Sweet Cherry French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

You’ll be proud to serve this tasty brunch bake from Elisa Lochridge, Beaverton, Oregon. The cherry topping and dollop of yogurt make each bite a special treat.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • CHERRY TOPPING:
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • Vanilla yogurt

Directions

  1. Place the bread in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, syrup, sugar, orange zest and salt. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In another large bowl, combine the cherries, orange juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Transfer bread slices to another greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Discard any remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the reserved cherry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over French toast; drizzle with yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 513 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 330mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 5g fiber), 18g protein.

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