Strawberry Almond Stuffed French Toast

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Sunday mornings are for sleeping in and eating brunch. It is the only day of the week where our family isn’t rushing to a basketball game or swim meet. Instead, everyone wakes up when they feel like it and eventually we all congregate in the kitchen. The kids and my husband look forward to a warm hot breakfast where we can sit down and enjoy a family meal at a leisurely pace. It is a nice change to most mornings when we are all trying to get out the door to get the girls to school on time.


Brunch in our home means a very late breakfast which serves as lunch too. I try to make each Sunday special by making one signature dish reserved only for our weekly family brunch.  Most of our meals include coffee, orange juice, bacon, eggs, fruit, and a special bread dish or baked good.

Today what I have for you us Stuffed Almond French Toast. The filling is made up of a combination of sweetened cream cheese and sour cream flavored with almond extract. But if you don’t have sour cream, you can substitute with plain or vanilla yogurt. Macerated strawberries are also stuffed inside each slice of soft French bread and then soaked in an egg mixture before frying each side to a golden toasty brown. Dusted with powdered sugar and slivered almonds – this dish is visually stunning as well as delicious. The fruity combination of strawberries, almonds, and a creamy filling makes this dish a must have Sunday brunch type of meal. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

 

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Macerated strawberries

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Make a deep cut into each slice to form a pocket.

 

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Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the cream mixture into each pocket.

 

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Spoon a heaping tablespoon of sliced strawberries inside the bread.

 

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Gently squeeze the folds of the opening together.

 

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Dip each slice in the egg mixture on both sides and gently fry until golden brown.

 

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Dust each slice with powdered sugar and slivered almonds.

 

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Strawberry Almond Stuffed French Toast
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Serves: 6-8
 
A delicious stuffed French toast with strawberries, sweetened cream filling, and almonds.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 12 sliced 1 - inch thick
  • Garnish - ½ cup confectioner's sugar and ⅓ cup slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Using an electric hand or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, confectioner's sugar, and almond extract until light and creamy. Transfer the cream mixture to a a bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
  2. Sprinkle the sliced strawberries with sugar and gently stir the strawberries to evenly coat them.
  3. In a flat based container, beat the eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
  4. Make a deep cut in the center of each slice of bread to form a pocket.
  5. Remove the cream filling from the refrigerator. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the filliing inside the formed pocket of each slice.
  6. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of sliced strawberries inside the formed pocket of each slide.
  7. Gently compress the opening of the pockets closed.
  8. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat.
  9. Spray the pan with non-stick spray
  10. Soak a slice of bread in the egg mixture on each of its side. Do this to as many sliced that will fit in the pan comfortably. Cook each side of the French toast until golden brown. Do this until all twelve slices are cooked.
  11. To finish the dish off, dust each slice with confectioner's sugar and slivered almonds. Left over strawberries and cream can also be spooned on top of each slice. Serve with maple syrup if desired.

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Comments

  1. dave says

    Ok – thats it, we are having this for dinner tonight!
    Great recipe! My secret ingredient in my french toast is my Mexican vanilla. It makes it so unbelievable. I buy it direct at MexicanVanilla.com
    Keep up the great posts Alice!

  2. says

    How yummy!! Our Sunday’s are quite similar … brunch is always our first meal and it’s always something a little extra special, so we get off to a great week. I think this recipe, will have to be featured this Sunday :)

  3. says

    Oh. My. Gosh. This just looks so insanely good! And I love how easy you’ve made it. I will definitely be making this ASAP and might sub in bananas. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. says

    Oh my gosh, those photos are absolutely gorgeous (and the dessert doesn’t look half bad either :).

    Unfortunately, I”m on a diet, but as soon as I get off it this is the FIRST dessert I’m going to try. So simple yet so amazing looking.

  5. says

    Looks delicious! What a great idea for french toast – a favourite weekend breakfast food at our house. I didn’t think it could get any better…Thanks for sharing!

  6. Tobin says

    First I’m a guy and I’m normally don’t have time for cooking between work and my son girlfriend and family. This recipe along with several others has awoken my appetite for cooking. I did this work of art to the letter except I used Challah bread. It came out excellently. Thank you SSL!

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