How would you like to wake up to this beauty in the morning? This delicious Cherry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast is made with soft and chewy French baguette stuffed with sweet cream cheese mixture and topped with brandy dark cherries in the sauce.
A simple breakfast idea like this stuffed French Toast is so satisfying and can be quite rewarding. I’m talking about the reward of your family gobbling it all up and licking the plates clean. Everyone would be more than happy to wake up to a plate-full of this delicious French Toast breakfast.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s one of those few times a year when people take extra time to show their love and appreciation for one another. Some say that “it’s a made up holiday when one is forced to buy gifts and show their love in a special way.” I’ve even heard people say, “Why do I have to love my __ on that one day more than any other day?!” And you know what, I COMPLETELY AGREE!
I think that we should wake up to breakfast in bed, and roses, chocolates, and love poems EVERY SINGLE DAY. One day is not enough to show your significant other how much you love them, it should be done every day. If not every day, then at least once a week.
So in response to all those people who try to avoid “the hassle” of Valentine’s Day by saying that they don’t need a special holiday to show their love, I say “Great, do it every day!” Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to bring your loved one this Cherry Cheesecake French Toast in bed, do it this weekend…
And, every weekend after that.
Why stop at the French Toast? Mix it up by making some Strawberry Lavender Pancakes, Lemon Cheesecake Pastries, or Spinach Artichoke Quiche.
Cherry Cheesecake French Toast
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 8 oz French baguette (6 1 1/2-inch thick slices)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp whole milk
- 15 oz can of whole dark cherries in syrup (set aside about a tbsp of syrup)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- Beat cream cheese, 1 tbsp sugar, heavy whipping cream, and 1 tsp vanilla extract together until smooth. Set aside.
- In a wide bowl, whisk eggs, whole milk, vanilla extract, and sugar. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
- Preheat a large cooking pan over medium heat and add some oil for cooking the French Toast.
- Cut baguette into 1 1/2- inch thick slices. Using a serrated knife, cut each slice in the middle, width-wise. Do not cut all the way through.
- Spread some cream cheese mixture inside each baguette slice.
- Dip each stuffed slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating it well on both sides. Place each slice into the cooking pan.
- Cook on both sides until egg is completely cooked and golden-brown.
- While French Toast slices are cooking, heat up a sauce pot over medium heat.
- Once the sauce pot is hot, add brandy.
- Simmer for a couple of minutes and add the cherries and syrup and cinnamon to the pot. Save about a tablespoon of syrup for mixing with corn starch.
- Stir corn starch and some syrup together until mixed and quickly stir it into the pot. Keep slowly stirring until the mixture is heated through and thickened. Cook for a few more minutes, stirring often.
- Divide the cooked stuffed French Toast among two plates and generously top it off with cherries and sauce.
Some More Breakfast Recipes From Me:
Coconut Crusted and Stuffed French Toast
Strawberry Vanilla Crescent Rolls
Tattle Tale says
Did Milios Sandwiches steal the recipe from you? Or the other way around. I emailed them to ask the same question.
Hi, This is my recipe and they are also using my pictures you can see my watermark in them. Thank you for letting me know so I can take care of it.
Is there another bread substitute you’d possibly recommend other than using baguette that would possibly work as well or close to it?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have!
Hi Rachel! Yes, there are several breads you can use. I’m nit sure what you’re goal is but I would recommend Cuban or Italian loaf that would work too. Those loaves are just a bit thicker so you will have larger pieces of French Toast. I would not recommend Brioche or Challah for stuffed french toast because these two breads are much too soft and delicate. If those two don’t work, email me and we can figure out bread according to your needs! 🙂
All that in 25 minutes? Sold! It looks so decadent.
Oh yes! French toast is super fast to prepare AND you can even make the topping the day before 🙂