Stuffed French Toast with Fig and Cream Cheese

Stuffed french toast, what can I say, if you haven’t had it your missing out, so simple to make at home, it takes common french toast and elevates it to a much higher level, worthy of being the star on your brunch or breakfast table, it could feed a crowd, be made ahead of time and kept warm in your oven.

Think of your favorite jam’s or marmalade’s, apricot, orange, peach, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry or plum, or if you prefer any fresh berries will do.

I recently purchased a huge jar of fig paste that was out of this world from a middle eastern store in the city, I couldn’t believe it was only $5.00! Loaded with figs and much thicker than a jam, it worked perfectly, I’m going back for more.

I like to use a good hearty Italian bread or a country loaf, artisan style that you can cut yourself.
Make 1 1/2 inch slices and then with your paring knife make a slit to form a pocket, be careful not to cut all the way through.

For each individual serving I used a mixture of 2 tablespoons of fig paste along with 2 tablespoons of reduced fat cream cheese, so just figure out how many servings you’re going to make and you’ll be able to figure out the amounts. If you’re using fresh berries you might want to add a little powdered sugar in the cream cheese for added sweetness.

Your egg mixture for dipping your french toast will consist of eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. I always sprinkle more cinnamon on top while it’s cooking, the more the better!
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food

Buon Appetito

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  1. OMG Marie – This looks phenomenalicious. I want some of that fig spread and will have to go hunting it down asap! You know Stacey will be doing backflips over this one.

  2. Yum!!!

  3. I’m pretty sure that is heaven in a sandwich! I obviously need to find a store that will sell that. Tomorrow. THe search begins.

    I bet it would also be great with some brie!

  4. For someone like me with a weight issue, this is a breakfast from hell, but only because I cannot have it!!

  5. This is like my own personal warning not to read any more blogs during Passover. We’re only in the first day and I’m already drooling over something I can’t have!

  6. This looks so delicious!!

  7. I was just thinking that I hadn’t made peach stuffed French toast in ages. Love it! I have fig jam that I made (too much of it), so what a terrific idea!

  8. What time is breakfas?? I’m on my way :-)

  9. I just stumbled upon your blog and it’s absolutely stunning, I love it!

  10. Looks delicious. I think I prefer a salty cheese for contrast. I had a jar of fig paste with cocoa – now that was special! :)

  11. I love the idea of the fig jam with the french toast. Extra cinnamon is definitely the way to go!

  12. I’m not kosher, so I could eat this. However, I would like to come up with a version using matzoh brei (fried matzoh) for those who are. It looks delicious and outrageous. Thank you.

  13. Luscious french toast and I have some blackberry preserves in the pantry. Guess what’s being served for Easter breakfast???

  14. Marie, this looks scrumptious! I love fig jam and this will be a wonderful new way to use it!!

    Buona Pasqua!

  15. I bet this is heavenly deliciouuuus!!

  16. I love that french toast! You know that fig jam that you bought at the middle-eastern store? I posted the recipe for it if you care to check it out you could make it at home very easily in less than 30 minutes or so!

  17. Oh, there’s that fig paste! Looks amazing!
    LL

  18. Look yummy!!! gloria

  19. Oh yum! I want some of that fig paste!

    This would be great with mascarpone instead of cream cheese too.

  20. Looks divine!! Gourmet idea for a crowd!

  21. I can get fig jam but can you tell me your source for this again?

  22. I am definitely sure that this is a very delicious sandwich and I am also sure that I would love to have it everyday.

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