Toasted Strawberry-Cream Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches


I first made this for my Mum for Mother's Day three years ago. Now she'll never let me cook her anything else for the occasion. Sweet, yummy strawberries, cream cheese, white chocolate, and pink sparkling wine makes a perfect girly breakfast! Garnish the champagne glasses with a strawberry.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
4 servings


  • 2 ½ cups fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced

  • ¾ cup pink sparkling wine

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup finely chopped white chocolate

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup maple syrup


  1. Place the strawberries in a bowl with the sparkling wine and let marinate at least 20 minutes. Drain the strawberries, reserving the sparkling wine. Set aside 1/2 cup of strawberries for a garnish.

  2. Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese, white chocolate, orange zest, and orange juice in a separate bowl; stir and blend until smooth.

  3. Spread 4 slices of raisin bread with the cream cheese mixture. Arrange the drained strawberries over the cream cheese. Top with remaining 4 slices of raisin bread to make a sandwich.

  4. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the sandwiches in the skillet; cook until lightly toasted on each side, about 2 minutes per side.

  5. Place the toasted sandwiches on serving plates, and cut in half. Drizzle evenly with maple syrup, and garnish with remaining strawberries. Serve with the reserved sparkling wine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

746 Calories
39g Fat
85g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 746
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 49%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 67mg 333%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 584mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.