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Cherry Almond French Toast

Cherry Almond French Toast

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Cherry Almond French ToastIngredients:
6 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 thick slices white or French bread
A few tablespoons butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Cream Cheese Topping:
1 block (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Cherry Sauce:
4 cups frozen or fresh pitted cherries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup cherry juice or cranberry cherry juice
1 tablespoon corn starch
3 tablespoons cold water

Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Dip bread in egg mixture. Heat a little butter in a non-stick skillet or on a griddle. Cook each piece until golden brown and flip over and cook a few more minutes.

To serve, place a slice or two of French toast on plate, spoon some of the cream cheese mixture over top. Then spoon warm cherry sauce on top and sprinkle with almonds.

Cream Cheese Topping:
Beat together first 4 ingredients until smooth. Can be make up to a few days ahead, just refrigerate. Remove from fridge at least 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

Cherry Sauce:
Place first 6 ingredients in sauce pan, bring to boil. Mix corn starch and water in small bowl and add to cherry mixture. Continue cooking, stirring until thickened. Can be made up to a day ahead and refrigerated. Just warm before serving.

Rating: 5
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