Cream Cheese French Toast Bake with Strawberry Topping

You'll flip for this luscious French toast recipe, but your bread won't: slices bake together in one time-saving batch.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 9 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 6

Ingredients

French Toast Bake

1
container (8 oz) pineapple cream cheese spread
1
loaf (1 lb) French bread (about 18 inches long), cut into 24 (3/4-inch-thick) slices
4
eggs
1
cup milk
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Topping

3
cups fresh strawberries
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons amaretto, if desired
1
cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each of 12 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices to make 12 sandwiches. Place sandwiches in baking dish to cover bottom of pan.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, 1/4 cup sugar, the salt and cinnamon; beat well. Pour over sandwiches in baking dish. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Turn sandwiches over. Cover; refrigerate about 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3 Chop 1 cup of the strawberries. (Refrigerate remaining berries.) In nonmetal bowl, gently stir together chopped strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar and the amaretto. Cover; refrigerate about 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover baking dish; drizzle sandwiches with melted butter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5 Meanwhile, slice remaining strawberries and add with blueberries to chilled strawberry mixture; mix lightly. Serve French toast with berry topping.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    530
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    190mg
    190%;
    Sodium
    880mg
    880%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    68g
    68%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    27g
    27%
    ),
    Protein
    16g
    16%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    45%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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