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

Recipe by Southern Living July 2008

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Credit: Will Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

cook:
25 mins
chill:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
prep:
30 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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  • 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.

  • Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, and vanilla; pour mixture over bread slices. Cover and chill 30 minutes, turning once.

  • 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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