Stuffed French Toast with Fresh Berry Topping
Your favorite strawberry preserves mixed with creamy ricotta cheese comprise the delectable filling in these French toast 'sandwiches'. Fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar top them off for an attractive and colorful presentation.
2 cups mixed fresh berries*
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup strawberry preserves
3 large eggs
2/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 (3/4-inch) slices French bread
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Combine berries and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Combine ricotta cheese and strawberry preserves in another small bowl; mix well. Combine eggs, evaporated milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a pie plate or shallow pan; mix well.
- Spread ricotta-preserve mixture evenly over half the bread slices. Top with remaining slices of bread to form sandwiches.
- Heat butter in a 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, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
*raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and/or halved strawberries.
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