Pecan & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast With Peach-Apricot Sauce
October 07, 2016
Categories: French Toast
"This special french toast comes from The Mansakenning Carriage House Inn in Rhinebeck, New York and is to be enjoyed for a special breakfast occasion or for any lazy morning breakfast."
- FOR PEACH-APRICOT SAUCE
- Serving Size: 1 (350.4 g)
- Calories 841.4
- Total Fat - 37 g
- Saturated Fat - 14.9 g
- Cholesterol - 131.2 mg
- Sodium - 590 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 106.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 5 g
- Sugars - 51.4 g
- Protein - 19 g
- Calcium - 142.9 mg
- Iron - 4.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 39.8 mg
- Thiamin - 0.5 mg
Step by Step Method
Lay the sliced bread on a work surface adn slice through almost to the end to make a slit in the center for stuffing.
In a food processor, puree the cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the pecans, 3 tablespoons of the liqueur, and 4 tablespoons of the honey.
Taste and adjust, adding more honey if needed. Coarsely chop the remaining pecans and fold into the cream cheese mixture. Stuff the sliced bread with 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the half-and-half and eggs. Add the vanilla and remaining liqueur and blend well.
Dip the reserved bread slices into the egg batter, turning to coat well.
In a large skillet, heat the butter and saute the bread over medium heat until golden brown and crisp.
Serve two to three slices of the French toast per person and top with the sauce. Garnish with a half of a peach fanned out and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Serve
In a blender or food processor, puree the peaches with the syrup until smooth.
Pour into a small saucepan and stir in the preserves and liqueur. Cook over medium heat until thickened.
Keep warm until ready to use.
No special items needed.
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.
- When selecting the French baguette, look for one that is fresh and crusty.
- If fresh peaches are not available, you can use canned peaches for the Peach-Apricot Sauce.
- Substitute the French baguette bread with a whole wheat loaf to add more fiber and nutrients. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds more nutritional value to the dish without compromising on the flavor.
- Substitute the clarified butter with olive oil to reduce the saturated fat content. The benefit of this substitution is that it makes the dish healthier without sacrificing on the taste.
Chocolate & Nutella Stuffed French Toast Replace the cream cheese and pecans with 1/2 cup of Nutella and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Replace the liqueur with 3 tablespoons of milk. Omit the honey. Replace the peach-apricot sauce with a chocolate syrup.
Baked Bacon and Egg Cups: These savory egg cups are the perfect side dish to the sweet and creamy Pecan & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast. The bacon and egg cups are easy to make, and they provide a delicious balance to the sweetness of the french toast. Plus, they are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Banana-Walnut Pancakes: These delicious pancakes are a great companion to the Pecan & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast. The banana-walnut pancakes offer a nutty flavor and sweetness that complements the french toast perfectly. Plus, they are easy to make and sure to be a hit with the whole family!
Q: What type of bread should be used for this recipe?
A: A French baguette should be used for this recipe. It should be cut into 1 1/2-inch slices before stuffing.
Q: How long does it take to make this recipe?
A: This recipe takes about 45 minutes to prepare and cook. This includes 10 minutes of preparation time and 35 minutes of cooking time.
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The original recipe for Pecan & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast With Peach-Apricot Sauce was created by the owners of the Mansakenning Carriage House Inn in Rhinebeck, New York. The Inn was a favorite spot for celebrities such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney.
The liqueur used in this recipe is Curacao, which is a type of orange liqueur that has been popular since the 17th century. It is believed to have originated in the Dutch island of Curacao in the Caribbean and is used in many classic cocktails such as the Margarita and the Sidecar.