Make Ahead Stuffed Strawberry and Cream Cheese French Toast
30 to 36 thin French bread or baguette slices, 1/2” slices (12 oz)
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup strawberry preserves
1-1/2 cups milk
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Heat oven to 350°F. Spread 1/2 of the bread slices with cream cheese and strawberry preserves and top with remaining bread slices to make little sandwiches.
Arrange sandwiches in greased 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish.
Whisk eggs in medium bowl until foamy. Stir in milk, pineapple, orange juice, orange peel, vanilla and salt. Slowly pour egg mixture over bread;press bread into egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
Bake in center of 350°F oven until puffed, golden and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes.
Recipe shared from: http://www.incredibleegg.org/recipes-and-more/recipes/make-ahead-stuffed-french-toast