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Strawberry Banana Stuffed French Toast


Strawberry & Banana Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry & Banana Stuffed French Toast

Yield

Makes 8 slices

Ingredients

1 loaf (12 inches) French bread
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
1/4 cup chopped banana
2 tablespoons strawberry jam
6 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
Strawberry Sauce

Preparation

  1. Cut French bread into eight 1-1/2-inch slices. Make pocket in each slice by cutting through top crust and almost to bottom, leaving sides of bread slices intact.
  2. Combine cream cheese, strawberries, banana and jam in small bowl to make filling.
  3. Place heaping tablespoon of strawberry filling into each pocket. Press back together.
  4. Beat eggs and milk in wide shallow bowl. Add bread; let stand to coat, then turn to coat other side.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add as many bread slices as will fit; cook until brown. Turn and cook other side. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices. Serve with Strawberry Sauce.

Strawberry Sauce

Combine 1 pint hulled strawberries, 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon strawberry- or orange-flavored liqueur in blender or food processor. Cover; process until strawberries are puréed.

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