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Cream Cheese, Maple & Apple Cider French Toast - cjs - 06-18-2008

I tested this last night for Sunday's brunch and what a tasty dish this is and just a little different. I'm going to thin out the syrup quite a bit both to make it go further but, it's just really too thick, imo.

I covered with foil for the first ~15 min. of baking so the bread cubes sticking up would not get too brown.

Cream Cheese & Maple French toast with Apple Cider Syrup

Serves 8

1 lb. loaf unsliced French bread
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, cubed
8 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk, light cream or 1/2 & 1/2 (I'm using 1/2&1/2)
6 T. butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
Apple cider Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup apple cider
1 T. lemon juice
2 T. butter

Cut French bread into cubes (you should have about 12 cups).
Spread the bread cubes in a baking pan and bake for 15 min. or until dry and hard at 325. Pull out of oven to cool.

Grease a 9X13” baking dish
Place half the bread cubes in b. dish.
Top with the cream cheese and then with the remaining bread cubes.

In a mixer bowl, mix together eggs, milk, melted butter and maple syrup till well combined.

Pour egg mixture evenly over bread and cream cheese cubes.
Using a spatula, slightly press layers down to moisten.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.

Remove plastic wrap and bake at 325 for 35 to 40 min. or till center appears set and edges are lightly golden.
Let stand about 10 min. before serving. Serve w/apple cider syrup.

Apple Cider Syrup:
In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar, cornstarch & cinnamon. Stir in the apple cider and lemon juice.

Cook and stir the mixture over medium heat till it is thickened and bubbly.

Cook and stir for 2 min. more.
Remove from heat and stir in butter till melted.

Re: Cream Cheese, Maple & Apple Cider French Toast - bjcotton - 06-18-2008

Yum, that sounds good.

Re: Cream Cheese, Maple & Apple Cider French Toast - PlateOfGoods - 06-18-2008

Mmmm this sounds yummy!