Merry Christmas 🙂
Every family has their favorite holiday recipes, as for mine, we have some staples and a few new ones on this years menu. After looking through a few sweet recipes that we could pair with a savory classic, I decided blackberry French Toast was the way to go! This recipe is so simple. Put it together the night before and pop in the oven the morning of. It was deinfitely a hit with our family so I am sure it will be with yours.
1 cup blackberry jam
1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (I used crossiants) ***
1 (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Toppings: maple syrup, whipped cream
1. Cook jam in a small saucepan over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once. (I’m lazy and heated mine in the microwave)**
2. Place half of bread cubes in bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with cream cheese cubes, and drizzle with melted jam. Top with remaining bread cubes.
3. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients. Pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover tightly, and chill 8 to 24 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 325°. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bread is golden brown and mixture is set. Serve with desired toppings.
It’s delicious 🙂
Recipe: Southern Living