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Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce

Makes: 6 servings Yield: 6 servings
Prep 20 mins Chill 2 hrs to 24 hrs Bake 375°F1 hr
Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce
Ingredients
  • 12  slices  Texas toast
  • 1 8  ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2  cup  mascarpone cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/2  cup  chopped pecans or macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 2  tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 6  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3  cups  milk
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  recipe  Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce
Directions

1. Arrange half of the bread slices in a single layer in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Spread cheese mixture evenly over bread in baking dish. Top with the remaining bread slices to make six stacks.

2. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and salt. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread stacks, covering all of the tops. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Arrange bread stacks in the prepared pan. Bake about 1 hour or until golden, turning stacks every 15 minutes. Serve warm with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce.

Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  whipping cream
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 2  tablespoons  light-color corn syrup
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1  banana
Directions

1. In a heavy medium saucepan stir together brown sugar, whipping cream, butter, and light-color corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally; reduce heat to medium. Boil gently for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and sea salt. Pour into a small bowl. Cool to room temperature. If desired, cover and chill for up to 24 hours. (If chilled, let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.) Stir in banana, thinly sliced.

Nutrition Facts (Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Salted Caramel-Banana Sauce)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 965,
  • Fat, total (g) 61,
  • chol. (mg) 355,
  • sat. fat (g) 30,
  • carb. (g) 90,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 18,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 49,
  • pro. (g) 24,
  • vit. A (IU) 1701,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 105,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 1107,
  • Potassium (mg) 475,
  • calcium (mg) 384,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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