Strawberry-Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Total Time:
48 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
23 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • Butter, for cooking
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Strawberry Syrup, for serving, recipe follows
  • Confectioners' sugar, for serving
  • Strawberry Syrup:
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and granulated sugar. Spread the cream cheese on half of the bread slices and top with strawberries. Top with the remaining 6 bread slices and press around the edges to seal.

Melt butter on a griddle over medium-low heat. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture for a few seconds on each side. Cook the sandwiches until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with maple syrup, Strawberry Syrup, or confectioners' sugar.

Strawberry Syrup:

In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the strawberries are soft and the syrup is thickened and reduced by 1/3 to 1/2 in volume, 15 to 18 minutes.

Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature before serving.

Cook's Note: If a thinner syrup is desired, strain the hot syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container and let cool.


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This turned out fantastic! I made the recipe exactly as written with help from my 8 year old daughter. We're planning to make it again to surprise the kids' grandparents. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Nice way to jazz up French Toast. Don't skimp on the stuffing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this dish was the best item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very DELISH!!! It was quick and simple to make and my family and I enjoyed it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! However, I did make a few changes I added raspberries to the strawberry sauce. I decided not to add sugar to the egg mixture because I thought it would make it too sweet instead I added some cinnamon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my wife on Mother's Day (today. However, I drizzled some chocolate syrup in with the cream cheese and strawberries. I also added a little cinnamon in the egg mixture. Then, I topped it with strawberries, powdered sugar and a tad more chocolate syrup. DELICIOUS! She is a happy mom!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had extra strawberry cream cheese and I didn't want it to go to waste so I made this and LOVED it. I sprinkled powdered sugar on top when it was done & it was perfect. I didn't put strawberries inside but it tasted fantastic. The cream cheese was warm and so delicious. I will definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today as a test run for guests at our B&B. I made homemade bread last night and it turned out great. I put a thin smear of cream cheese on both sides (you could see the bread through it in just a few places so it wasn't too thick, piled the fresh strawberries inside and mashed them together. Putting the cream cheese on both sides ensures that the edges will seal well and keeps the strawberry juices in a little pocket. I do think it would have been a little bland if it weren't for the strawberry sauce (which was excellent!!! not too sweet All in all, the guests loved it and this will now be a regular item on our breakfast menu. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our family thought their was too much cream cheese. I also used store bought white bread which much have been much more absorbent than Paula's because I had to use double the amount of egg mixture. Medium low heat was not the same on my glass top stove. Needed to bump the temp up to medium. We did not make the strawberry syrup, but I bet that would have made it taste much better...it was not sweet enough for us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the recipe.So quick,easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a similar experience. Too much cream cheese, not enough egg. The recipe turned out kind of sour, like the strawberries and the cream cheese did not blend together enough. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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