Combine dried cherries and rum in a large saucepan. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes, or until cherries are soft and rum is almost evaporated. Drain cherries.
For French toast, cut pockets through the side of each slice of bread.
Combine 4 eggs, Mascarpone cheese, sugar and 4 cups of cherries in a large bowl; mix well. Reserve remaining 4 cups of cherries for Buttered Cherry Sauce. Spoon cherry-cheese mixture into pockets of bread slices. Cover and chill, if desired.
Prepare egg mixture by combining eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl; mix well.
Pour butter, one tablespoon at a time, onto a preheated 350Â° F griddle. Dip stuffed bread slices into egg mixture, then transfer to hot griddle. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to sheet pans. Use more melted butter on griddle, as needed.
Bake at 350Â° F for 20 minutes, or until bread slices are puffed and filling is hot. Top French toast with warm Buttered Cherry Sauce.
Buttered Cherry Sauce: Combine the 4 cups of reserved cherries, one pond butter, cherry juice blend and sugar in a large saucepan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until butter is completely melted.
Combine cornstarch and water; add slowly to hot liquid, whisking constantly while adding. Increase heat and bring to a boil, stirring often, until thickened. Reduce heat; simmer about 5 minutes. Serve 2 ounces of sauce over each 2 slice serving French toast.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1220g)|
|Recipe Makes: 50 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 123 (12%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 13.7g||18 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.9g||34 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 70.1mg||22 %|
|Sodium 450.5mg||16 %|
|Potassium 2504.4mg||66 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 206.5g||61 %|
|Dietary Fiber 23.8g||95 %|
|Sugars, other 182.7g|
|Protein 20.6g||29 %|
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Calories per serving: 997
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