Cranberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Recipe by - Carla -
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300F (150C).
  • Butter a baking sheet.
  • Cut bread into 8 equal slices about 1 inch thick.
  • Mash the cream cheese with 1 tbsp sugar and almond extract in a medium bowl.
  • Stir in the cranberries and taste.
  • Add more sugar if the flavor is too tart.
  • The mixture should be thick and chunky.
  • In a shallow dish or bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, 1 tbsp sugar, vanilla, and salt.
  • With a serrated knife, cut a pocket into the side of each piece of bread, carefully slicing into but not through the bread.
  • Spoon equal portions of the filling into each slice.
  • Dunk the stuffed bread slices into the egg mixture and soak for several minutes, turning if needed to coat evenly, until saturated but short of falling apart.
  • Warm 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil together on a griddle or in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.
  • Briefly cook the French toast in batches until golden brown and lightly crisp, turning once.
  • Place the first slices on the baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven.
  • Continue cooking the remaining slices, adding more butter and oil as needed.
  • When all of the French toast is ready, dust it with confectioners' sugar, sprinkling it through a strainer.
  • Serve immediately with maple syrup.
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