Ready in 15 minutes
This great recipe comes from a charming little Bed & Breakfast called the White Cedar Inn, in Freeport, Maine. I have only made slight changes, using ingredients that were easier to find in local supermarkets. I believe the final product is pretty close to their highly requested dish. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
Soften 1st TBS of butter and spread along slices of bread. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of cinnamon on each side of both pieces of bread. Take one of your slices of bread and spread cream cheese on, spreading evenly. Take 1 of your strawberries and slice thinly. Then layer the slices on top of cream cheese. Take the 2 TBS of strawberry preserves and spread on top of sliced strawberries. Take 2nd piece of bread and place on top to make a sandwich. Set french toast sandwich aside.
In a shallow pie plate or bowl, whisk egg, cream and other 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. While holding sandwich firmly together, dip all sides of sandwich in egg mixture until completely coated. Set aside.
Heat 2nd TBS of butter in a small saute pan on medium or a griddle heated to 350 deg F. Once butter is melted and pan or griddle is hot, begin to cook your french toast sandwich turning after a few minutes, or until cheese is melted & the sandwich is golden brown on all sides. Once golden brown, turn up heat a little more to toast each side and crisp it up.
Warm the 1/4 cup of strawberry preserves either in the microwave or on the stovetop to create a syrup consistency.
To serve: Plate your sandwich and drizzle strawberry syrup on top. You may also slice your second strawberry only from crown to tip without separating it and fan out to garnish and then sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
jsnyder86 3y agoIt was very good but very sweet. I was also kind of annoyed that my slices slid apart. I used my left over heavy cream and made whipped cream to put on top.
madking 3y agoGood everytime!!
lindsayhill1 3y agoVery delicious!! Whole family loved it!
Skittlez86 3y agoIt was the most amazin thing!!!
Lachupacabra85 3y agoThis is amazing! Best French toast ever!
DivaRae 4y agoThis was a big hit at my girls weekend breakfast!
Bvanhoogten 4y agoLoved it!!! I didn't have fresh strawberries so I just mixed the strawberry preserves w/ the cream cheese and used that as the filling. I added some vanilla extract and sugar to my egg mix. Thanks!!!
HungryHungryHippOh 4y agoEasy and Delicious! You can easily put any berry you'd like. I found my favorite was a combination of strawberry, raspberries, and blueberries.
Kwgotrik 5y agoVery Tasty and quick to make!
CookingPassion 6y agoI can see why this is a huge hit amongst your guests at the inn. It sounded so good, that I just had to take a stab at re-creating it. It was devoured in minutes !