Sweet Cherry French Toast

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

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  • 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


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  • 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

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] 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.[/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest