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Blackberry French Toast

Ingredients

  • 6 slices day old white bread with crust removed I used French Bread
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 c. fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • Sauce:
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. fresh blackberries or frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. butter

Instructions

  1. Cut bread into 1 inch cubes; place half is a greased 13x9x2 baking dish. Cut cream cheese into 1 inch cubes; place over bread. Top with blackberries and remaining bread. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, cinnamon, and syrup; mix well. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes more, or until golden brown and the center is set.
  3. For blackberry sauce: In a saucepan, combine sugar and corn starch; add water. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in blackberries; reduce heat. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until berries burst. Stir in butter until melted. Serve over french toast. Yield: 6-8 servings (1 3/4 cups of sauce).