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Cranberry French Toast Recipe

Cranberry French Toast              


Cranberry Sauce
12 oz bag of fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sweet marmalade
1 tsp cinnamon

Place ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries start to pop. Remove from heat and add cup sweet orange marmalade. Mix and set aside.

French Toast
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
8 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 lb loaf Italian bread (or other thick sliced bread)
8 oz cream cheese
8 eggs
1 1/2 cup half and half
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp vanilla

Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. In saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup together over low heat. Stir to blend. Add 1 to 1 1/2 cup of the cranberry mixture to the brown sugar. Set aside. Slice bread and spread cream cheese on one slice, covering with another piece of bread (like a sandwich). Beat eggs and add half and half, orange juice and vanilla. Blend. Spread the cranberry/brown sugar mixture in baking dish. Layer the cream cheese sandwiches on top. Pour egg mixture over the bread. Refrigerate overnight or bake immediately for 45 - 60 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Bake with aluminum foil over the baking dish for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake for 30 minutes more (bread should be nicely browned). Serve French Toast with a side of the remaining cranberry sauce, maple syrup, and your favorite bacon or sausage.           

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