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Strawberry-Topped French Toast Bake

Strawberry-Topped French Toast Bake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 9 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • The French serve French toast more for dessert, than breakfast using French bread as well as day-old brioche and croissants for the bread. This variation is prepared with French bread that soaks overnight and is then baked rather than fried.
  • If you are serving this French toast to strawberry lovers, prepare it with strawberry cream cheese instead of the pineapple cream cheese.
  • Use a serrated bread knife to easily cut through the bread slices. Slice off and discard the loaf ends so each slice will readily soak up the egg mixture.
  • Enjoy this recipe with crisp bacon strips and freshly squeezed orange juice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
195mg
65%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
77g
26%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
38g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
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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