Savory French Toast This baked breakfast or brunch recipe has a layer of cream cheese filling sandwiched between two slices of French toast. If desired, serve with a fruit or maple syrup. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on October 12, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 3/4-inch-thick slices French bread 1 recipe Cream Cheese Filling 4 eggs 1 cup milk or soy milk 1 cup orange juice Fruit or Maple Syrup (optional) Cream Cheese Filling 1 8 ounce package cream cheese or soy cream cheese ½ cup chopped dried fruit (apricots or golden raisins) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Place half the bread slices in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Top each slice with some of the Cream Cheese Filling. Add remaining bread slices. In a medium bowl beat together eggs, milk, and orange juice. Slowly pour egg mixture over bread slices, covering all the tops. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper or nonstick foil. Arrange bread stacks in pan. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden, turning halfway through baking. Serve with syrup, if desired. Makes 4 servings. Cream Cheese Filling In a medium bowl combine cream cheese or soy cream cheese, chopped dried fruit (apricots or golden raisins), and cinnamon. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 521 Calories 21g Fat 66g Carbs 18g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 521 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 212mg 71% Sodium 813mg 35% Total Carbohydrate 66g 24% Total Sugars 15g Protein 18g Vitamin C 30.7mg 154% Calcium 151.5mg 12% Iron 4.3mg 24% Potassium 544mg 12% Folate, total 165.3mcg Vitamin B-12 1.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.