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Cream Cheese French Toast Bake with Strawberry Topping

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Cream Cheese French Toast Bake with Strawberry Topping
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 9 hr 0 min
  • Servings 6
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You'll flip for this luscious French toast recipe, but your bread won't: slices bake together in one time-saving batch.
Updated Feb 24, 2010

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    This is a great recipe to serve guests for breakfast since you can make it the night before.

Nutrition

530 Calories, 22g Total Fat, 16g Protein, 68g Total Carbohydrate, 27g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
200
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
12g
58%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
190mg
63%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
68g
23%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
27g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
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 Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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