Cranberry, Ham, and Camembert French toasts

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Recipe: #40296

March 08, 2023

Categories: French Toast

"A great breakfast to enjoy the next day after Christmas. But why wait until Christmas as this can be enjoyed any time of the year. I found this recipe by :"Western Star Butter" here in Australia and enjoy it often for breakfast over the summer period..... This is so good!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (442.5 g)
  • Calories 797.2
  • Total Fat - 41.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17 g
  • Cholesterol - 954.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1476 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 9.3 g
  • Protein - 53.7 g
  • Calcium - 457.5 mg
  • Iron - 7.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 120°C fan forced. Whisk the eggs, milk, parmesan, salt and pepper together in a shallow dish.

Step 2

Spread one side of half the bread slices with the cranberry jelly and top with ham and camembert cheese; spread remaining bread with mustard and sandwich breads together.

Step 3

Grease a large non-stick frying pan with butter and melt over medium heat.

Step 4

Dip 2 sandwiches into the egg mixture for about 15 seconds each side.

Step 5

Add dipped sandwiches to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden brown & transfer to an oven tray in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture and sandwiches.

Step 6

Slice French toast in half and serve with extra mustard and cornichons.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • If possible, use fresh cranberries for the cranberry jelly for a more intense flavor.
  • Choose a good quality ham and Camembert for the best results.

  • For the ham, substitute with bacon for a smoky flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a smoky flavor to the dish, giving it a more complex taste.
  • For the Camembert, substitute with Brie cheese for a milder flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a milder flavor to the dish, making it more suitable for those who don't like strong-tasting cheese.

Savory Spin Swap the cranberry jelly for a savory spread like pesto or hummus. Omit the ham and Camembert cheese and instead top the bread with spinach, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture as usual and cook in the pan until golden brown.

Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic - This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Cranberry, Ham, and Camembert French toasts. Roasting the potatoes in olive oil and herbs adds a great flavor and texture to the dish, and the rosemary and garlic add a nice balance to the savory flavors of the French toasts.

Sauteed Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds - This simple but flavorful side dish is the perfect complement to the Cranberry, Ham, and Camembert French toasts. The green beans provide a fresh and crunchy texture, while the shallots and almonds add a subtle sweetness and nuttiness to the dish. The combination of flavors makes this a great accompaniment to the French toasts.


Q: Can I use a different type of bread for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use any type of bread you like. Just make sure it is sliced thick enough to hold the filling. You may also need to adjust the cooking time depending on the type of bread you use.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can make the filling and assemble the sandwiches the night before. To serve, just bake the sandwiches in the oven until they are heated through.

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: Camembert cheese was created in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer from Normandy, France. It has since become a popular cheese enjoyed all over the world.

FUN FACT 2: Cranberry jelly is often served with Christmas dinner in the United States. It is a tradition that dates back to the 1600s, when the Pilgrims enjoyed cranberries with their meal.