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Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

A decadently good breakfast recipe for Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast. This is delicious!

Years ago, early in my husband Jack’s prior food service career, he worked two jobs — one being as a short order cook for a busy breakfast place on Sunday mornings.  Stuffed French toast was a very popular item on the menu – but Jack always felt that the way they were asked to prepare it made the dish overly-sweet, and the wonderful fresh strawberry flavor was overwhelmed by the maple syrup served with it.  Years later, Jack created his own version which became this fabulous recipe for Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast!

Thick slices of challah or white bread are stuffed with a creamy mixture of mascarpone cheese and strawberry preserves.  Next, the slices are dipped in an egg-milk mixture, then cooked on a griddle until perfectly golden brown on the outside, and warm on the inside!

A decadently good breakfast recipe for Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast. This is delicious!

A sweet – but not too sweet – topping made with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar and a touch of milk and balsamic vinegar adds the perfect amount of fresh flavor to this wonderful breakfast!  You can sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on top before serving if you like things very sweet – but we think this mascarpone strawberry stuffed French toast is perfect as is!

Our mascarpone strawberry stuffed French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts, and it’s a wonderful option for a holiday or special occasion – or when you just want an incredibly decadent and delicious start to your day!

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Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Mascarpone Strawberry Stuffed French Toast - A Family Feast

You can easily change quantities and over-stuff these with more filling, or if serving more than 2 to 4 people, use the whole loaf of bread, and double the rest of the ingredients. The recipe is very forgiving.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 unsliced loaf of Challah or white bread
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 4 ounces strawberry preserves
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ pound fresh strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Slice four 1 ½ inch slices from the loaf. With a long sharp knife, cut down through the center making the slit almost to the bottom and sides without poking through.
  2. Hand mix the mascarpone and strawberry preserves and place in a small piping bag. Pipe the filling equally between the four slices pressing the tip into the slit and squeezing as you lift up. Then place the knife tip in and push it up and down a bit to move the filling away from the opening.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk until combined.
  4. Place the four stuffed slices into the egg mixture turning so all sides are coated. Leave them to soak up the egg while you work on the next step.
  5. Trim and slice the strawberries and place in a bowl with the ½ teaspoon of milk, balsamic vinegar and powdered sugar. Toss slightly or gently mix with a rubber spatula. Let this mixture sit while you cook the French Toast.
  6. Find a pan or bowl or heat proof glass dish that you will use as a cover over the cooking French toast.
  7. On a flat non stick pan, bring heat up to medium and melt butter to coat surface. Once the pan is hot and butter is just starting to brown, place French toast onto pan and cover with prepared lid.
  8. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, remove cover, flip and place cover back on. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Remove cover and check. Both sides should be just nicely browned but not dry or over cooked.
  9. Remove to serving plates and cover with strawberry mixture. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar if you’d like.

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  1. Wow! How incredibly decadent! Looks delicious! Challah makes the best french toast!

  2. So THAT’S how you make stuffed french toast! Haha–mystery solved. This sounds incredible!

  3. This is gorgeous, Martha, and delicious, I am sure!

  4. This looks so good! I can see myself enjoying this for breakfast! Pinned.

  5. This french toast sounds incredible! Stuffed french toast is a favorite around here!

  6. I always wondered how french toast got stuffed!! This recipe sounds like something I’d order at a fancy brunch. I love how I can make it home! Pinned!!!

  7. This french toast looks insanely good! I love the mixture of mascarpone, strawberries, and balsamic that you used. Stuffed french toast always makes me SO much more excited than regular french toast, and this is definitely no exception!