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French Toast with Caramelized Pecans, Strawberries and Cream

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced

1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar

3/4 cup heavy cream

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

4 eggs

1/4 cup milk

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

4 (1 1/2-inch thick) slices stale brioche

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1/4 cup brown sugar


Special equipment:
food processor
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together strawberries and 1/2 cup of sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, blend together heavy cream, cream cheese and 1 tablespoon sugar until thick and creamy.
  3. In a baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Place bread slices in pan and soak on each side until well coated and soaked through. In a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Remove and drain the bread slices and cook until golden turning once, about 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, add the pecans, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter. Stir until sugar has melted and pecans are coated and sticky. Serve French toast with dollop of cream, sticky pecans and strawberries.