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Strawberries & Cream Cheese Filled French Toast Recipe

 Entry #2580, June 30, 2013

Happy Sunday! Who’s ready for some french toast filled with warm strawberries and creamy cream cheese filling? With the 4th of July right around the corner, this breakfast is perfect for your hungry family and guests. I’m not sure which part is better, the strawberries and cream cheese or the golden brown french toast! Either way, enjoy this tasty treat and let me know how you liked it.

Strawberries & Cream Cheese Filled French Toast 

strawberry cream cheese filled french toast recipe

strawberry cream cheese filled french toast recipe

Image via: Pillsbury

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
12 slices white bread
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
Butter, for cooking
Maple syrup, for serving
Strawberry Syrup, for serving, recipe follows
Confectioners’ sugar, for serving

strawberry cream cheese filled french toast

Strawberry cream cheese filled french toast

Image via: Butter with a Side of Bread

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and granulated sugar. Spread the cream cheese on half of the bread slices and top with strawberries. Top with the remaining 6 bread slices and press around the edges to seal.

Melt butter on a griddle over medium-low heat. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture for a few seconds on each side. Cook the sandwiches until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with maple syrup, Strawberry Syrup, or confectioners’ sugar.

Strawberry Syrup:
3 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup granulated sugar
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the strawberries are soft and the syrup is thickened and reduced by 1/3 to 1/2 in volume, 15 to 18 minutes.

Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature before serving.

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