Cream Cheese French Toast Bake with strawberry Topping

Photo by Gammagirl J.

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • FRENCH TOAST BAKE

  • 1

    (16-oz.) loaf French bread

  • (about 18 inches long), cut into

  • 24

    (3/4-inch-thick) slices

  • 1

    (8-oz.) container cream cheese

  • with pineapple

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2

    tablespoons butter, melted

  • TOPPING

  • 1

    quart (4 cups) fresh strawberries

  • 1/2

    cup sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons amaretto, if desired

Directions

1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese on 12 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices to form 12 sandwiches. Place sandwiches In sprayed baking dish to cover bottom. 2. Beat eggs in medium bowl. Add milk, 1 1/4 cup sugar, salt and cinnamon; beat well. Pour over bread in baking dish. Let stand at room temper- ature for 5 minutes. Turn bread slices over. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. 3. Chop 1 cup of the strawberries. (Refrigerate remaining berries.) In nonmetal bowl, combine chopped strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar and amaretto; stir gently to mix. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. 4. To serve, heat oven to 400°F. Uncover baking dish; drizzle bread slices with melted butter. Bake at 400°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. 5. Meanwhile, slice remaining strawberries and add to chilled strawberry.mixture.mix.Lightly : Serve French toast with strawberry topping.

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