Make-Ahead Stuffed French Toast

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  • Ingredients
    30 to 36 slices French bread OR baguette, 1/2-inch thick (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: 8 servings

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  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 x 2-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. REFRIGERATE, covered 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, 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.