Berry Baked French Toast

3 Jan

For New Year’s Day Brunch, I opted to ring in 2013 by whipping up an easy, beautiful fruit-laden baked french toast. It was based off of several recipes that I have seen, mostly by perusing Pinterest. I have several good options on my Pinterest Board titled Breakfast. In any case, it is a show-stealing dish that requires little effort and even allows for some creativity with ingredients that you may have on hand. It’s worthy of everyday Saturday or Sunday mornings with coffee and the morning paper.

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Berry Baked French Toast (makes 6 servings)

1 12-ounce French bread loaf , cut into 12 slices
1 cup white sugar
2 cups mixed berries (I used blackberries, blueberries and raspberries)
5 large eggs
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 c sugar
4 ounces mascarpone cheese (optional)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)

Arrange 6 bread slices in a single layer in a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine berries and lemon zest and spoon evenly over bread, and top with remaining bread slices. Combine milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla, stirring with a whisk. Pour over bread. Dollop with mascarpone cheese. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes before serving

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One Response to “Berry Baked French Toast”

  1. mom January 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    looks delicious!!

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