Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup

Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup Recipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story
Sealegs Kayaking Adventures, based on Vancouver Island, B.C., starts the morning by serving its guests this creation. Sealegs' recipes come from Edible Canada, a culinary tourism company that champions Canadian products.


Serves 4
Total time: 35 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 1215
Caloriesfromfat 65 %
Protein 26 g
Fat 88 g
Satfat 47 g
Carbohydrate 86 g
Fiber 7.5 g
Sodium 705 mg
Cholesterol 281 mg


1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 1/2 cups cold mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur
8 thick (3/4 in.) slices of day-old wide French bread, such as bâtard
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 1/2 cups blackberries
2 tablespoons butter
Cooked bacon


1. Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high (450°) or set up a camp stove and use medium heat.

2. Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla together in a large bowl.

3. Stir mascarpone, remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, and the liqueur together in another bowl. Spread mascarpone mixture over 4 bread slices; top with remaining slices.

4. Cook maple syrup and berries in a small covered saucepan until berries start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

5. Heat a large heavy frying pan or 2 smaller ones; swirl butter in pan(s). Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, then cook, turning once, until crisp and browned, 4 to 8 minutes total. Serve French toast with syrup and bacon.


Nutritional analysis is per serving, without bacon.

Eric Pateman,

Edible Canada, Vancouver, B.C.,


May 2012
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