Sweet Cherry French Toast

The cherry topping and dollop of yogurt make each bite a special treat.

| April/May 2006
Sweet Cherry French Toast

Quick look

  • prep 15 min    cook 15 min
  • serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • Vanilla yogurt

    How to make it  30 minutes


  • 1

    Place the bread in a greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, syrup, sugar, orange peel and salt. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In a bowl, combine the cherries, orange juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • 2

    Transfer bread slices to another greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Discard any remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400°F for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the reserved cherry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over French toast; drizzle with yogurt.

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