Cream Cheese French Toast Bake with Strawberry Topping

Cream Cheese French Toast Bake with Strawberry Topping

You'll flip for this luscious French toast recipe, but your bread won't: slices bake together in one time-saving batch.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

9:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

French Toast Bake
1
container (8 oz) pineapple cream cheese spread
1
loaf (1 lb) French bread (about 18 inches long), cut into 24 (3/4-inch-thick) slices
4
eggs
1
cup milk
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Topping
3
cups fresh strawberries
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons amaretto, if desired
1
cup fresh blueberries
  1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese on each of 12 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices to make 12 sandwiches. Place sandwiches in baking dish to cover bottom of pan.
  2. In medium bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, 1/4 cup sugar, the salt and cinnamon; beat well. Pour over sandwiches in baking dish. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Turn sandwiches over. Cover; refrigerate about 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Chop 1 cup of the strawberries. (Refrigerate remaining berries.) In nonmetal bowl, gently stir together chopped strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar and the amaretto. Cover; refrigerate about 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover baking dish; drizzle sandwiches with melted butter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, slice remaining strawberries and add with blueberries to chilled strawberry mixture; mix lightly. Serve French toast with berry topping.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Use a serrated bread knife to easily cut through the bread slices. Discard the loaf ends so each slice will readily soak up the egg mixture.
This is a great recipe to serve guests for breakfast since you can make it the night before.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 530
    • (Calories from Fat 200),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 190mg;
  • Sodium 880mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 68g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 27g),
  • Protein 16g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.