I came up with this recipe one morning while preparing breakfast for guests at my bed and breakfast. It became one of our most requested dishes and I later included it in our inn's cookbook!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, whisk milk, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon into the beaten eggs until well blended. Set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together raspberry puree and cream cheese until smooth. Make 'sandwiches' by cutting each slice of bread in half and spreading raspberry-cheese mixture in the center, then top with the other half.

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  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet or griddle. Dip bread into egg mixture, coating thoroughly. Cook until well-browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

621.7 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 96.8g 31% DV; fat 18.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 131.6mg 44% DV; sodium 661.1mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
Made and assembled the french bread & rasberry/cream cheese the night before and put in refrig. Also made egg mixture the night before then in morning just heated griddle and dipped bread in egg mixture and browned on both sides stayed together and was very tasty. We love cinammon but 2TBLS was too much next time I will use 2teas. also I used 9 oz. rasberry to 8 oz. cream cheese and this was very tasty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2006
Way too much of almost everything! My family would not even eat it. Way too much cinnamon and I love cinnamon. The middle does not cook and is soggy. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and it was still too much. The idea is good but I would take a regular french toast recipe and add a Little vanilla cinnamon and sugar at best. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
Made and assembled the french bread & rasberry/cream cheese the night before and put in refrig. Also made egg mixture the night before then in morning just heated griddle and dipped bread in egg mixture and browned on both sides stayed together and was very tasty. We love cinammon but 2TBLS was too much next time I will use 2teas. also I used 9 oz. rasberry to 8 oz. cream cheese and this was very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2006
I used this recipe to help me re-create an amazing stuffed french toast I had at a brunch with friends. I used a disposable pastry bag to apply the raspberry/cheese mixture which made things a lot easier. In place of the confectioner's sugar I made an irresistable topping using 1/2 C Oats 1/2 C brown sugar 1 C chopped pecans and 3 TBSP honey. Spread evenly over the slices and baked at suggested temp and time. RAVE reviews!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2005
So good and though I didn't need to change a thing I did replace half of the milk with orange juice on my second try - added a nice twist. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2005
So-o-o-o-o good ladyhen76! My husband (who does not generally like breakfast) loved this and so did my 8 children! A nice change from traditional french toast. I did use half the sugar then topped with whipped cream! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2006
Make the cream cheese the night before so you can have a nice and quick breakfast the next morning. I used raspberry sauce from the white chocolate raspberry sauce recipe on this site and it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/15/2006
Way too much of almost everything! My family would not even eat it. Way too much cinnamon and I love cinnamon. The middle does not cook and is soggy. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and it was still too much. The idea is good but I would take a regular french toast recipe and add a Little vanilla cinnamon and sugar at best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2005
EXCELLENT!! I made this for my whole family for a Sunday morning brunch and everyone just raved. Very easy to make too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2006
I also owned a B&B and came across this recipe about 6 years ago. It is so easy and yet so good. I sliced the french bread a little thicker and then made a slit to stuff the cheese into the pocket. Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
The only change I made was using half brown sugar and half white. I found there to be an excess of both the egg mixture and the raspberry mixture, but then maybe my loaf of French bread was smaller, I don't know. We came up with 7 'sandwiches' from it. Still, excess aside, this was delicious. I wouldn't eat it all the time (can only take that much sweetness here and there), but it's definitely a lot more fun to make this yourself and not have to go to ihop. Read More
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