French toast topped with glazed strawberries and stuffed with cheesecake. Soooo good and original. Perfect to impress at a brunch. Serve with mimosas for a fancier brunch-type setting, or just make it for a special Saturday morning breakfast for your family like I do. =)

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 100 degrees F ( 40 degrees C).

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  • Heat mashed strawberries and 1/2 cup white sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.

  • Mix 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.

  • Mash cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup white sugar in a bowl until smooth.

  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over a triangle-shaped piece of bread, and top with another piece. Repeat with remaining bread and cream cheese mixture to make 8 triangle-shaped 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 a dollop of whipped cream.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; 21.1 g total fat; 195 mg cholesterol; 329 mg sodium. 52.7 g carbohydrates; 10.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe. I wanted to make something new for breakfast today...and this certainly hit the spot. The entire family loved this and was easy to make. The only thing I changed was using my griddle for all the toast at a time rather than 1 at a time in a skillet. A Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/12/2014
I used mascarpone instead of cream Read More
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199 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 168
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe. I wanted to make something new for breakfast today...and this certainly hit the spot. The entire family loved this and was easy to make. The only thing I changed was using my griddle for all the toast at a time rather than 1 at a time in a skillet. A Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2012
This was really good and not hard to make. I think the time estimate is pretty accurate. The cream cheese filling was grainy from the sugar not smooth and creamy like I had expected but it was still good. Definitely take the serving size seriously here! It is very rich and sweet and I cannot imagine eating more than 1/8 of this recipe (one half sandwich). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2012
I made this for my husband for his birthday breakfast. This was sooo good! Perfect amount of sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2013
A quote from my 8 & 12 year old "this is off the hook good mom" "can you please make it for us again". This was a huge hit by all. I did make a couple changes as well. First I used frozen peaches all I had. I loved the fruit topping! You don't need any syrup. Actually I tried some syrup with too and didn't like the way it changed the flavor! I also addes some cinnamon to the egg mixture seemed to just go perfect with the peaches. Next I used confection sugar with the cream cheese which made it smooth. I also spread the cream cheese on one slice of bread then topped it with second slice and then cut the bread diagionally. Seemed a bit easier. I too used more than 8 slices I think we used 13. I still had egg mixture left. I made baked oatmeal the next day with it it was yummy too. We totally forgot to use the whipping cream on top it was so good even without it. This was awesome - thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2012
yum! i made this for myself and my 1 year old who doesn't eat much refined sugar. i replaced the sugar with half the amount of maple syrup everywhere it was called for. i also used frozen strawberries because that's what i had on hand and omitted the whipped cream. even with these modifications this is a 5 star recipe! (but i'm sure it would look a lot prettier with the powdered sugar and whipped cream on it:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2013
What a hit! My husband ate double the helpings and he is not a sweet tooth breakfast kind of guy!! I used powdered sugar in the cream cheese filling and we had enough filling and eggs for 12 slices! We had no whipping cream but we didn't miss it. I think we'll try it next time with blueberries:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2014
I used brioche instead of plain bread it was really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2013
My family could not get enough of this! 2 things though I think this would be better with thicker texas cut bread and I think the egg mixture could be reduced by half as I had a lot left over. I followed the recipe exactly and it is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2013
All combined this recipe is really really good and very hard for anyone not to like it especially if you love sweets. That being said I must say that I was less than impressed with the strawberry sauce. It was pale opaque and tasted more like sugar and cornstarch than it did strawberries. I tried adding red food coloring but stopped after it became apparent that I was going to have to add more than desirable. I m thinking frozen strawberries might work better for the sauce but there are better strawberry sauces out there. Read More
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