Cherry Cheesecake French Toast

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by evelynathens

A Canadian Living Test Kitchen Recipe. Enjoy this convenient and delicious brunch item, or one of four other lip-smacking morning meals, from our "5 Diner-Style Breakfasts" menu from the May 2006 issue of Canadian Living. Diner-Style Garnish: Strawberries and melon wedges

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 eggs
  • 23 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 14 teaspoon almond extract
  • 13 cup light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto or 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 8 slices egg bread (challah) or 8 slices French bread (about 1/2 inch/1 cm thick)
  • 13 cup cherry jam
  • 14 cup toasted slivered almonds (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar (optional)


  1. In large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half of the granulated sugar and the almond extract; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, mix cheese, remaining granulated sugar and amaretto; spread over bread. Spread cherry jam over 4 of the slices; sandwich with remaining bread, cheese side down, pressing firmly.
  3. Dip each sandwich into egg mixture, turning to soak. Place on greased rimmed baking sheet; pour any remaining egg mixture over top. Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.).
  4. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven, turning once, until golden, 25 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds and icing sugar (if using).

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