Baked Stuffed French Toast With Blueberry Sauce

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You can use homestyle sliced white bread as an alternative to challah or egg bread. If the bread is fresh, leave the slices out for an hour or bake them in a 200°F (100°C) oven for 20 minutes. 

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2011

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 challah
  • 12 egg bread
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Blueberry Sauce:
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

Grease 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish with butter. Set aside.

Trim crusts from bread. Mix cream cheese with sugar; spread on half of the bread slices. Sandwich with remaining slices; cut diagonally into quarters to make triangles.
Starting in centre, arrange triangles lengthwise in prepared dish, long side down, in 3 rows, overlapping to fit.

Whisk together milk, eggs and vanilla; pour over bread mixture, spooning over any bare spots. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Topping: Stir sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over bread mixture. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Blueberry Sauce: Meanwhile, in saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Whisk flour with 2 tbsp water; add to saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat.

Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and blueberries have broken down, about 6 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days; rewarm to serve, adding about 1 tbsp water to thin if necessary.)

Serve with stuffed toast.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 423 mg
  • Protein 14 g
  • Calories 467.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Potassium 305 mg
  • Cholesterol 192 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 60 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 33.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 17.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 21.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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