Cherry Cheesecake French Toast

Author: Canadian Living

Diner-Style Garnish: Strawberries and melon wedges

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2006

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup light cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 8 slices egg bread (about 1/2 inch/1 cm thick
  • 8 slices French bread (about 1/2 inch/1 cm thick
  • 1/3 cup cherry jam
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slivered (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar (optional)

Method

In large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half of the granulated sugar and the almond extract; set aside.

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.

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.)

Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven, turning once, until golden, 25 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds and icing sugar (if using).

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 602 mg
  • Protein 16 g
  • Calories 456.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 196 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 68 g

%RDI

  • Iron 21.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 42.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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