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Cherry Almond Cream Cheese French Toast -- A Door County Favorite Recipe

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This recipe for Cherry Almond Cream Cheese French Toast -- A Door County Favorite, by , is from , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Heather Lawrie Smith
Added: Tuesday, January 22, 2008


1 loaf white bread
1/2 loaf fench bread
4 cups Door County cherries rinsed and drained
16 oz. softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar -- divided
2 tsp. almond extract -- divided
1/2 cup sour cream
7 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups half & half
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sliced almonds

Cut the loaf of bread into cubes. Place the cubes into a
greased 9x13 pan. Spread the cherries over the bread.
Microwave the cream cheese to soften it. Add 1/2 cup sugar,
1 tsp. almond extract and sour cream to cream cheese.
Spread over cherries. Cut ten 1" slices of French bread,
place slices over the cherries. Beat the eggs well, add the
remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp. almond extract, the milk, and
cream and beat again. Pour the egg and milk mixture over
the French bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350. Bake covered with tin foil for 40-50
minutes, then uncovered for last 10 minutes to brown slightly.
Let set for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle top with powdered
sugar and sliced almonds before slicing. Makes 10 servings.

Note: delicious topped with Door County maple syrup too! Source: Holly Weber




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