Elegant French Toast


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For a taste of romance for your brunch guests or spoiled love one, try this elegant french toast.

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4 servings


  • 2 Tbs. sliced almonds
  • 2 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened milk
  • 12 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbs. butter or margarine ( 1/2 stick )
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • sliced pear
  • Maple or maple-flavored syrup

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In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, toast almonds until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove almonds from skillet; set aside. In small bowl, with spoon, mix cream cheese and 2 Tbs. milk until blended. Evenly spread cream-cheese mixture on 6 slices cinnamon-raisin bread; top with remaining bread slices to make 6 sandwiches. In pie plate, beat eggs, sugar , vanilla extract, and 1/4 C. milk until blended.

In same skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 Tbs. butter or margarine (1/4 stick) until melted. Dip 3 sandwiches, one at a time, in egg mixture and arrange sandwiches in skillet; cook until browned on both sides, turning once. Repeat with remaining 3 sandwiches and 2 Tbs. butter or margarine. To serve, cut each sandwich diagonally in half; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and toasted almonds. Garnish with sliced pear and seedless grapes. If you like, serve with maple syrup.

Yield: 6 servings 

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