5 from 3 votes
Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast -is a very special brunch or breakfast! Buttery brioche bread stuffed with raspberry cheesecake filling then drizzled with hot fudge sauce! It's like dessert for breakfast!
Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Servings: 4
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 8 thick slices brioche bread
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (70g) fresh raspberries + extra for garnish if desired
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) half and half or whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • butter for frying
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Divide among 4 pieces of bread. Top each with remaining slices of bread. 

  2. In a shallow dish combine eggs, half and half, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  3. Preheat a large skillet with a small amount of butter over medium-low heat. Dip stuffed french toast into egg mixture briefly soaking each side. Place in skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Baked Version:
    • Instead of 2 large eggs use 4 and instead of 1/3 cup half and half use 1 cup.
    • Prepare filling and stuff as directed in step one and place in a small baking dish.
    • Combine the eggs, half and half, sugar, and vanilla and pour over the stuffed bread.  Using the back of a spatula, press bread down lightly to help soak up the egg mixture. Cover and chill for 2-24 hours turning carefully with a large spatula once or twice. 
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and carefully transfer the french toast to prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown, turning once halfway through baking. 
  2. What to serve with this Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast:

    • Garnish with fresh raspberries, hot fudge sauce, and powdered sugar if desired.
    • Eggs of choice
    • Coffee or hot tea
    • Other fresh fruit