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Stuffed French Toast

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24 (1oz) slices cinnamon raisin bread
cooking spray
3 cups low-fat milk
2 cups egg substitute (or 8 lg. eggs lightly beaten)
1 cup half & half
1 cup sugar
1 Tbl vanilla
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 (8oz) block reduced fat cream cheese
1 (8oz) block regular cream cheese
Sauteed Apples (recipe follows)

1. Trim crusts from bread. Arrange half of it in a 13x9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

2. Combine milk, 1 and 1/2 cups of egg, the half & half, and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour half of the mixture over bread in the dish.

3. Combine the remaining eggs, the remaining sugar, the vanilla, nutmeg & cheeses in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture over the moist bread in the dish. Top with the remaining bread; pour the remaining milk mixture over bread. Cover & refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350.

5. Uncover & bake at 350 for 55 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with sauteed apples & serve with maple syrup if desired.

SERVES 12

FOR THE SAUTEED APPLES
Peel, core and slice 4 medium apples. Melt 3 Tbl of butter in a large sautee pan over med-hi heat. Add 3 Tbl of dark brown sugar & the sliced apples, stirring to coat & cooking until just tender.