Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Stuffed French Toast With Fresh Berry Topping
Your favorite strawberry preserves mixed with creamy ricotta cheese comprise the delectable filling in these French toast 'sandwiches'. Fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar top them off for an attractive and colorful presentation.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes


2 cup fresh mixed berries*
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2/3 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup strawberry preserves
3 large eggs
2/3 cup (5 fl. Oz. can) NESTLÉ ® Carnation ® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 (3/4 inch) slices French bread
2 tablespoons butter, or vegetable oil
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup maple syrup, heated

COMBINE berries and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Combine ricotta cheese and strawberry preserves in another small bowl; mix well. Combine eggs, evaporated milk, brown sugar and vanilla in a pie plate or shallow pan; mix well.

SPREAD ricotta-preserve mixture evenly over half the bread slices. Top with remaining slices of bread to form sandwiches.

HEAT butter or vegetable oil in a large, nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating both sides. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown.

SPRINKLE with powdered sugar; top with berries. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.

*raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and/or halved strawberries