Blackberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Serves 8     adjust servings

Preparation 10 min

Cook Time 1 hr, 10

Total Time 10 minutes

A great make ahead dish the night before for a special breakfast.


For the French Toast

  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced and cubed
  • 1 8-oz. packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 ozs goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Blackberry Syrup!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh Blackberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


    To Make the French Toast:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. Grease13X9" baking pan.
    3. Place half of the bread cubes evenly in pan.
    4. Scatter cream cheese cubes and crumbled goat cheese on top and sprinkle with blackberries.
    5. Arrange remaining half of bread cubes on top.
    6. Combine eggs, syrup, milk and vanilla and pour over bread mixture.
    7. Cover with foil and chill overnight.
    8. Bake covered 30 minutes, then uncover and bake 30 more minutes until puffed and brown.
    9. Serve with Blackberry Syrup

    To Make the Blackberry Syrup:

    1. In small saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch and water and heat over medium high heat.
    2. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until thickened.
    3. Add 1 cup of Blackberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
    4. Add butter and stir until melted. Add maple syrup and stir to combine. Mash berries or use a stick blender until syrup is smooth. Strain seeds if desired. Transfer to a small pitcher or serving bowl.
    5. Place French Toast on individual serving plates and top with Blackberry Syrup.
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