4 slices of French bread-approximately 3″ wide each

For Cream Cheese Stuffing:

4 ounces cream cheese

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp butter pecan syrup

For egg mixture to soak bread in:

3 whole eggs

5 oz half and half or whole milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

For Blackberry Sauce

2 tbsp butter

6 oz fresh blackberries

2 tbsp sugar

Mix cream cheese, cinnamon, sugar and syrup with a hand mixer until combined. french4

Carefully scoop out bread from one side of the french bread-making a pocket.  Leave the other side in tact and try to keep the removed bread as much together, as possible, as you will be using it to cap the other side, once stuffed.

Stuff bread with cream cheese mixture and top open side with removed bread.
Whisk together eggs with milk and vanilla and put bread in the egg mixture. Soak bread for one minute on each side.

In the meantime heat 2 tbsp butter with 1 tbsp canola oil in a grill pan on medium high heat. Add bread and grill on all four sides for approximately one minute for each side. You should have dark grill marks. Remove French toast and serve with warm fruit sauce.
To make fruit sauce:
Add 2 tbsp butter to a boiler with 6 ounces fresh blackberries and 2 tbsp sugar. Bring to a slow boil and continue to simmer on low for 5 minutes until slightly reduced.


And yeah, whipped cream on top would be acceptable, too. Serves 4

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