Stuffed French Toast With Fresh Berry Topping

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6

Description

This Stuffed French Toast With Fresh Berry Topping recipe takes your favorite strawberry preserves mixed with creamy ricotta cheese to make a delectable filling. Fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar top them off for an attractive and colorful presentation.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup lowfat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 slices (about 3/4-inch-thick) French bread, divided
  • Vegetable oil, butter or margarine
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Maple syrup, heated (optional)

Directions

COMBINE berries and granulated sugar in small bowl. Combine ricotta cheese and preserves in separate small bowl; mix well. Combine eggs, evaporated milk, brown sugar and vanilla extract in pie plate or shallow bowl; mix well.

SPREAD ricotta-preserve mixture evenly over 6 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices to form sandwiches.

HEAT small amount of oil in large, nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating both sides. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.

SPRINKLE with powdered sugar; top with berries. Serve with maple syrup.

You must try this!

by M. Marianne , GILBERT, AZ on Mar. 2010

Delicious! I made this on valentines day for my family and they all loved it. Any berries will do and used sugar free preserves. Very rich and delicious!

Very Good

by J. Jessica , Kalamazoo, MI on Mar. 2010

I made this for "Girl's Morning" brunch. Everyone loved it.

Thank you for this recipe!

by L. LAURA , LA QUINTA, CA on Oct. 2009

We have been looking for this recipe for years! My son fell in love with stuffed French toast on a trip to Ensenada when he was little and after trying many versions we nearly gave up on making this at home. But your recipe tasted just like the one he remembers from the resort - THANK YOU! We loved it!

Great special treat

by C. Candus , SAINT PETER, MN on Mar. 2009

I made this recipe for my son whos favorite meal is breakfast. He loved it and so did the rest of the family! We will definatly make again!

Stuffed French Toast With Fresh Berry Topping

by L. LINDA , Ashland, OH on Jul. 2008

Since my husband is not a big fruit fan . I mixed flavored cream cheese with the ricotta it tasted wonderful.

stuffed apple french toasted

by M. Maryann , COATESVILLE, PA on Jun. 2008

I made this stuffed french toasted with apples and it was excellent tasting to.

great with peaches

by L. L. , DAVENPORT, FL on May. 2008

I substituted peaches for the berries, and all fruit peach preserves in filling. Great for a change of pace.

Fantastic French Toast

by M. Marie , SUNRISE, FL on May. 2008

Love French toast, but this recipe is a delight! The riccota tastes delicious as a filling:I ommited the strawberry preserves and added fresh grated nutmeg and orange zest instead, then served them with fresh,sweetened sliced strawberries. great for a special weekend Breakfast or Brunch... I'll be preparing this for guests!

Yummy Stuffed French Toast

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on May. 2008

This one was so easy to make and sooo good.I make this for Breakfast for the kids,They are very picky what they eat.One bit and they said that it was awesome.They want me to make them for Breakfast again.I be makeing this again and again.

Stuffed french toast with fresh berry topping

by S. SUSAN , FORT MADISON, IA on Feb. 2008

This was just the ticket to get my son to eat French Toast. I have made it the traditional way, dipped in egg with butter and syrup. He would not touch the stuff. He claimed he did not like bread, but eats sandwiches all the time. Well, I made this, told him just give me a chance and try it. He loves it and now ask's for it. yeah!