Friday, March 23, 2012

Cherry cheesecake French toast

I'm about to become your new BFF. Let me introduce you to a breakfast dish that's halfway to being dessert. Oooooh yeah! And, get ready for's made with booze. You heard me right. B-O-O-Z-E. Now you can justify not clearing away the alcohol from your party the night before. Anyways, let's get down to business.

In large shallow bowl, whisk together 3 eggs, 2/3 cup milk, 1T cream, and 1/2 tsp almond extract. In another bowl, mix together 1/3 cup light softened cream cheese and 2T amaretto. Do a shot of amaretto. Spread 4 slices of bread (whatever kind you have - I used 12 grain; the recipe suggests egg bread or French bread) with cream cheese mixture and 4 slices with cherry jam. I used the PC black label sour cherry spread shown below. Sandwich the cherry slices with the cheese slices, pressing firmly. Do another shot of amaretto. Dip in egg batter then fry in a dry pan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with fresh fruit.

The original recipe is from Canadian Living and is available here. I made minor changes, like omitting the granulated sugar.

{You will need all of these}

{Beat the egg, milk and cream mixture until well-combined}

{Mixing softened cream cheese with amaretto}

{Cream cream mixture and cherry jam-topped bread slices}


  1. it looks like heaven! yum.

  2. Yay, I was looking forward to this one! Those look SO good.

  3. Oh. My. Word.

    Im trying to go back to clean eating...sigh so this one may have to wait for a bit!

  4. mythriftycloset24 March 2012 at 12:01

    yum yum look so good! I am going to make this for my kids for breakfast!


  5. Yum, yum, yum & yum! I will have to try these before I (potentiall) become vegan!

  6. Kat, thanks for the great cheese links. And for the follow. Have a great week.


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