This delicious recipe for Stuffed French Toast pairs perfectly with the le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling Wine.

Servings

8

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounce(s) (1 tub) Whipped cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon(s) Brown sugar
  • 3 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground, divided
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon(s) McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, divided
  • 16 Slices of Italian bread, (1/2-inch thick)
  • 1/2 Cup(s) Apricot preserves
  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 Cup(s) Milk
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Butter, divided

Directions

1. Mix cream cheese, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla in small bowl until well blended. Spread 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture on each of 8 slices of bread. Spread 1 tablespoon of preserves on each of the remaining 8 slices of bread. Press one each of the bread slices together to form 8 sandwiches.

2. Beat eggs with wire whisk in 13×9-inch baking dish. Stir in milk, remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until well blended. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, soaking for 2 minutes on each side.

3. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in large nonstick skillet or griddle on medium-low heat. Place 4 of the sandwiches in skillet. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining sandwiches, melting remaining tablespoon butter in skillet. Serve French toast with maple syrup, if desired.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.