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Stuffed French Toast

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 tub (8 ounces) whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, divided
  • 16 teaspoons slices Italian bread (1/2-inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves or jam
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

How to Make It

  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.

    Beat eggs with wire whisk in 13- x 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.

    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.

    Nutritional information per serving
    Calories: 398
    Fat: 18 g
    Carbohydrates: 47 g
    Cholesterol: 173 mg
    Sodium: 496 mg
    Fiber: 2 g
    Protein: 12 g