French Toast filled with Strawberry Cream Cheese

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 11 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Filling:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons strawberry preserves

1 tablespoon orange zest

French Toast:

4 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

8 slices Texas Toast style bread, challah, or other thick-sliced bread

Butter

1 recipe Strawberry Cream Cheese Sauce, recipe follows

Strawberry Cream Cheese Sauce:

1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed

1 pint sour cream

2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon honey

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, strawberry preserves, and orange zest until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and orange liqueur. Pour into a shallow bowl, such as a pie plate. Set aside.
  3. With a pairing knife, slice a pocket into the side of the bread. Do not cut all of the way through the bread. Fill bread slices with a heaping spoonful of cream cheese mixture.
  4. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Dip the filled bread in the egg mixture and place in the skillet to brown on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices.
  5. Serve hot with additional Strawberry Cream Cheese on the side.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse to combine.

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