RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE STUFFED BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST
Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed Brioche French Toast is a great idea for breakfast or brunch. With sweet raspberry amaretto preserves and cheesecake filling, this buttery french toast is too good to resist!
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
IngredientsFor the Raspberry Cheesecake Filling:
- 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
- 2 tsp. Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
- 6 ounces Robert Rothschild Raspberry Amaretto Preserves
For the Brioche French Toast:
- 8 slices Brioche bread, 1 inch thick*
- 4 large Eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- Unsalted butter, for cooking
- Maple syrup, confectioners' sugar and fresh raspberries, for serving
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the cream cheese, lemon juice, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until mixture is well blended and soft, about 1 to 2 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Pour into a small square glass or metal baking dish. Cut a wide pocket into each slice of bread without cutting all the way through. Spread a small amount of the cream cheese mixture inside each bread pocket. Spread a small amount of the raspberry amaretto preserves over the cream cheese. Press to close bread pocket. Repeat with remaining slices of bread. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, add two tablespoons of butter. Once melted, dip each stuffed French toast into the egg mixture, lightly coating each side and shaking off the excess. Place the bread onto the heated pan and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking the other side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat until all remaining slices are cooked. Serve immediately with maple syrup, confectioners’ sugar and fresh raspberries, as desired.
*You can use challah or another firm bread, if desired. **Do not let the bread soak in the egg mixture for too long or it will be soggy.