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Stuffed French Toast with Grand Marnier Fruit Sauce

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12 (1 1/2-inch thick) slices French bread
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 eggs
1 C. half and half
1/2 C. milk

Grand Marnier Fruit Sauce:
1 C. sifted confectioners' sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 C. butter or margarine, melted
1/3 C. Grand Marnier
3 C. sliced fresh strawberries

  • Make a horizontal pocket in each bread slice; set aside.
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon, stirring well. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture into each bread slice, spreading evenly.
  • Place 8 slices in a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish and 4 slices in a buttered 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Combine eggs, half and half and milk; beat well.
  • Pour over bread, turning slices to coat evenly.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 35 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve immediately with Grand Marnier Fruit Sauce.

Grand Marnier Fruit Sauce:

  • Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan; add butter, stirring until smooth.
  • Add Grand Marnier and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add strawberries; cook 1 minute.

Makes 3 cups

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