Apricot-Stuffed French Toast

Photo: Will Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Paired with Maple-Pecan Bacon, this is a lavish treat.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Chill: 30 Minutes


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricot halves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf Italian bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Apricot Syrup (optional)


  1. 1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. 2. Cut ends from bread. Cut bread into 6 slices; cut a pocket through top crust of each slice. Stuff each slice evenly with cream cheese mixture; place in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch dish.
  3. 3. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, and vanilla; pour mixture over bread slices. Cover and chill 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. 4. Cook bread slices on a lightly greased griddle over medium-high heat 3 minutes on all 4 sides or until golden. Serve with Apricot Syrup, if desired.
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