Heat the cream in a small saucepan over low heat.
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat and cook, without stirring, until amber brown, about 8 minutes. Slowly whisk in the warm cream, blackberry puree and liqueur and cook until smooth and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Let come to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put a baking sheet in the oven.
Whisk together the eggs, sugar and salt in a large baking dish until smooth. Add ground spices, milk, 1/4 cup of the heavy cream, vanilla and rum and whisk until smooth.
Put 4 slices of the bread in the custard mixture and let sit for 2 minutes. Carefully turn over the slices and let sit until the bread is completely soaked through, about 2 more minutes.
While the bread is soaking, heat 3 tablespoons of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat until the mixture begins to sizzle. Cook the 4 slices of the bread until golden brown on the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip over and continue cooking until the bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes longer. Remove to the baking sheet in the oven to keep warm. Wipe out the pan with paper towels and repeat the process with the butter, oil and remaining 4 pieces of bread.
Combine the mascarpone and remaining 1/4 cup of heavy cream in a bowl and using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, beat until fluffy and smooth. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and fold in a few tablespoons of the blackberry-caramel sauce. Put the sauce into a small saucepan over low heat and heat or put it in the microwave for a minute or so to just warm through.
Remove the French toast from the oven and top with a large dollop of the blackberry-sauce mascarpone and some of the blackberries.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (652g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 843 (64%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 93.7g||125 %|
|Saturated Fat 46.2g||231 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 29.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 7.5g|
|Cholesterol 1231.9mg||379 %|
|Sodium 780.1mg||27 %|
|Potassium 630.8mg||17 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 85.4g||25 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.4g||17 %|
|Sugars, other 81g|
|Protein 38.3g||55 %|
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Calories per serving: 1326
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