6 servings (serving size: 2 slices toast and 1/2 cup sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut a horizontal slit through bottom crust of each slice of bread to form a pocket. Combine powdered sugar and cream cheese; stir well. Spread mixture evenly into pockets of bread. Place 6 bread slices in each of two large, shallow baking dishes; set aside.

Step 2

Combine milk, sugar, vanilla extract, egg whites, and eggs in a bowl; beat well with a wire whisk. Pour milk mixture evenly over bread slices. Cover and chill 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed.

Step 3

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium heat until hot. Arrange half of bread slices in skillet, and cook 3 minutes. Turn bread over, and cook 3 minutes or until browned; remove from skillet. Repeat procedure with the remaining bread slices.

Step 4

Serve with Strawberry Sauce, and garnish with Candied Lemon Rind.

Ratings & Reviews

sgalley's Review

August 30, 2013
I get rave reviews on this from everyone I have cooked it for - make sure to use slightly stale bread or else you will have a mushy result. Perfect with fresh fruit and syrup!

KaylaD's Review

April 28, 2012

hellonheels's Review

January 01, 2012
Really good! Beautiful presentation. I had to cook my pieces alot longer though because mine were very thick and they got a little too done on top and a little undercooked in the middle so next time I will turn the temp down and cook longer. I did not use the toppings suggested, used strawberries and maple syrup instead. Even with the middle a little too soft they were still great.

Mom244evermom's Review

August 26, 2011
Absolutely wonderful. Easy. Delicious. You would never know it is a lighter recipe.