Strawberry-Topped French Toast Bake

Strawberry topped baked French toast coated with pineapple cream cheese makes delicious sandwiches ready to be served for six.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 9 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

French Toast Bake

1
loaf (16 oz) French bread (about 18 inches long), cut into 24 (3/4-inch-thick) slices
1
container (8 oz) pineapple cream cheese spread
4
eggs
1
cup milk
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
tablespoons butter, melted

Topping

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

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    600
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    13g,
    13%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    195mg
    195%;
    Sodium
    760mg
    760%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    77g
    77%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    38g
    38%
    ),
    Protein
    16g
    16%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    70%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 2 Fruit; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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