Make Ahead Stuffed French Toast

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  • Ingredients
    30 to 36 thin French bread or baguette slices, 1/2" slices (12 oz)
    4 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1 cup strawberry preserves
    8 EGGS
    1-1/2 cups milk
    1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
    1/4 cup orange juice
    2 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 tsp. salt

    Yields: 0 Serving

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    Excellent Source: Protein, Folate and Choline

    Good Source: Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron

    Calories: 389

    Total Fat: 11 g
    Saturated fat: 5 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 4 g

    Cholesterol: 205 mg
    Sodium: 560 mg
    Carbohydrates: 59 g
    Dietary Fiber: 1 g
    Protein: 14 g
    Vitamin A: 563.4 IU
    Vitamin D: 0 IU
    Folate: 93.3 mcg
    Calcium: 121.3 mg
    Iron: 2.6 mg
    Choline: 145.1 mg

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.

  2. SPREAD 1/2 of the bread slices with cream cheese and strawberry preserves and TOP with remaining bread slices to make little sandwiches. ARRANGE sandwiches in greased 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish.

  3. WHISK eggs in medium bowl until foamy. STIR IN milk, pineapple, orange juice, orange peel, vanilla and salt. SLOWLY POUR egg mixture over bread; press bread into egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

  4. BAKE in center of 350°F oven until puffed, golden and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes.

Insider Info

A delicious custardy dish for special family occasions. Make this tasty oven-baked French toast ahead for easy entertaining.