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Dessert French Toast with Fresh Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce

Dessert French Toast with Fresh Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce transforms a breakfast item into a dessert lover's dream.

Dessert French Toast with Fresh Berries and Cinnamon Vanilla Sauce
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    4
    servings
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Ingredients

  • FRENCH TOAST:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 loaf French bread (baquette)
  • CINNAMON VANILLA SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries)
  • Powdered sugar, vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

FOR FRENCH TOAST:
WHISK
together eggs, evaporated milk, butter, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt in a medium bowl. Slice 8 pieces of bread 1-inch thick on the diagonal to 6-inch lengths. Place bread in a flat-bottomed shallow dish. Pour egg mixture over bread and turn bread to coat evenly. Let soak for 2 minutes. Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 slices of the bread and cook on each side until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bread.

FOR CINNAMON VANILLA SAUCE:
COMBINE
sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon sticks in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and slightly thickens. Remove from heat and remove cinnamon sticks; stir in vanilla extract.

PLACE 2 slices of French toast on 4 warm plates. Arrange berries on top of each slice; spoon sauce over berries. Garnish with cinnamon, powdered sugar, ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.

MAPLE SYRUP VARIATION:
HEAT
1 pint fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries and/or blackberries), 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup in small pan over low heat, stirring just until berries soften and let go of their juice. Garnish as above.