Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast
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Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 8 slices bread cut in half
  • 1 tsp butter
  • sliced fresh strawberries to garnish
  • 1 tbsp confectioners sugar for dusting
  • whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to the warm setting (or 100 degrees) to keep the French toasts warm while they are all cooking. Heat mashed strawberries and 1/2 cup white sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water together in a bowl, then stir into the strawberries.
  • Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer while preparing remaining ingredients, stirring occasionally.
  • Whisk together the milk and eggs in a bowl; set aside.
  • Mix the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup white sugar in a bowl until smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over a half a piece of bread, and top with another piece. Repeat with remaining bread and cream cheese mixture to make 8 half sized sandwiches.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, 2 or 3 at a time, and place in the skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer pan-fried sandwiches to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to keep warm while cooking remaining sandwiches.
  • To serve, top French toast with warm strawberry glaze and sliced fresh strawberries and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Serve with whipped cream.