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Triangle Ranch Raspberry Cream French Toast

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Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cooking Time:

40 minutes

Yield:

6-12

This stuffed french toast is the easy "overnight" variety combining the flavors of grandma's bread pudding, a fruit danish pastry and a carmel roll. Too good for just breakfast. Can be a dessert topped with ice cream.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf sourdough french bread
  • 12 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 12-18 oz. jar raspberry preserves
  • 1 1/2 cups half n half
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 6 lg. eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions

Prepare 9 x 13 metal pan by spraying with cooking spray (using the full loaf will make 2 pans)

 

First 3 ingredients: Slice bread in 1" slices. Spread half of the slices about 1/4 in. thick with softened cream cheese. Spread a generous layer of preserves (any fruit filling of your choice) on top. Top with the extra slices to make sandwiches.

 

Arrange sandwiches in pan.

 

Next 6 ingredients: In large bowl beat eggs, liquids, spices and vanilla. Pour mixture over pan of sandwiches, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

 

Last 5 ingredients (struesel topping): Toss all ingredients together until crumbly. Can be made ahead and stored in airtight container.

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 

Before baking, top each sandwich with 2 tbsp. maple syrup and sprinkle generously with struesel. 

 

Test for doneness by inserting table knife. If comes clean it's done. Let set for 5 minutes after removing from oven.

 

Serve with a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar and warmed syrup on the side.