Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Mascarpone

Use day-old bread and let the slices dry out a bit so they stand up to a good soak in the sweet custard. Butter-and egg-rich brioche makes superior French toast. It's crispy on the outside and buttery sweet on the inside.

overhead view of Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Mascarpone on sheet pan
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
25 mins
8 slices


  • 2 eggs

  • cup canned pumpkin

  • 3 tablespoon milk

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 8 1/2-inch slices white bread, cinnamon-swirl bread, or brioche

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 recipe Pumpkin Mascarpone

  • Maple syrup (optional)


  1. In a shallow bowl whisk together first seven ingredients (through pumpkin pie spice). Dip bread slices into egg mixture, turning to coat (let soak in egg mixture 10 seconds per side).

  2. On a griddle or in a heavy skillet melt 1 Tbsp. of the butter over medium heat. Add half of the bread slices; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from griddle. Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices. Serve warm topped with Pumpkin Mascarpone. Drizzle with maple syrup (if using).

Pumpkin Mascarpone

In a small bowl stir together 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, 2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin, and 1 Tbsp. maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
22g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 157mg 12%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 187mg 4%
Folate, total 71.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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.

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