French Toast with Maple Mascarpone

Cathy Jacobsen

By
@Cathycooks2

I love ... I mean REALLY love this breakfast. It is decadent. It looks very special but so easy to put together. It is a great for guests or for any occasion. It is versatile too. Use a different kind of bread or any fruit or jam that you like. Either way, it is very impressive looking and tastes every bit as good as it looks. Mascarpone is very rich yet surprisingly very low in fat. I like to serve this with turkey sausage for an out of this world breakfast.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Baguettes have a tendency to be on the firmer side, so we were curious to see how this would turn out. Soaking the bread really helped soften it creating a soft, chewy texture. We chose to use strawberry preserves with a mixture of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. The warm, sweet berry drizzle on top was just divine. The maple-mascarpone topping was so smooth and creamy. It had a hint of sweetness that melts in your mouth.

Ingredients

8 slice
French baguette 1" thick
3 large
organic eggs
3/4 c
organic half & half
1 Tbsp
raw honey
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
butter
8 oz
mascarpone cheese
1 Tbsp
100 % pure organic maple syrup
3 Tbsp
jam, strawberry or raspberry
1 c
mixed berries, frozen or fresh

Step-By-Step

1To Make the French Toast:

Place cookie sheet in the oven and preheat to 275. Whisk the eggs, cream, vanilla and warmed honey together until well blended.
2Melt the butter in a large saute pan. Add the baguette slices to the egg mixture and soak for 3 minutes on each side. Cook slices in butter until brown and place on cookie sheet in the oven to keep warm.
3To Make the Berry Mixture:

In a small saucepan add the jam until melted. Next, add the fruit until heated through.
4To Make the Maple Mascarpone:

Stir mascarpone until softened. Add maple syrup until well blended.
5To Assemble:

Place 2 slices of french toast on plate, drizzle with berry mixture and top with the maple mascarpone.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Breakfast In Bed
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy