Blueberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

March 24, 2017 By Cathy — 9 Comments
A dollop of tangy mascarpone and a scoop of fresh blueberries is stuffed inside french toast elevating it from good to sublime.

Mascarpone and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

Don’t tell my husband, but I’ve been having a love affair.

With mascarpone.

I picked up a container from the store the other day and then forgot what I had planned to do with it. Maybe it was going to find its way into a cheesecake or get stirred into a risotto just before serving, but it didn’t stand a chance. Instead I cracked it open and added a spoonful to my oatmeal in the morning instead of a splash of milk.

Mascarpone and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

And then it made its way into my lunch. I smoothed a scoop onto a piece of toast and topped it with some rosemary roasted grapes. I snapped a photo of that and posted it on Instagram with a quick recipe. I’ve been doing that lately…showing my Instagram feed a little love. Instagram is the one form of social media that I can get lost in, photo after photo of ridiculously gorgeous food. And then I’m left craving things I didn’t even know I liked…like chia pudding and spelt donuts. Does this happen to you too?

Mascarpone and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

 

Mascarpone and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

Anyway, I digress. I was feeling so inspired by that toast that I took it a step further and made it even more indulgent by stuffing the mascarpone and blueberries into challah bread to make french toast. Oh my! The tangy creaminess of the mascarpone, the plump, juicy blueberries, the light and airy challah with a lightly sugared, crispy crust…this stuffed french toast is everything.

Mascarpone and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

This recipe is easy enough for a weekend breakfast, but dusted with a little powdered sugar and served alongside a good maple syrup and it’s most definitely company-worthy. But please don’t wait for a special guest to make this. And do yourself a favor and buy an extra container of mascarpone just to keep in the house. Before you know it, you’ll be finding a way to incorporate it into your breakfast, lunch and dinner just like this lovesick girl.

Have a great weekend!

Mascarpone and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

 

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Blueberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast
 
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A dollop of tangy mascarpone and a scoop of fresh blueberries is stuffed inside french toast elevating it from good to sublime.
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Brunch
Serves: Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb loaf Challah bread, cut into 2 inch slices
  • 1 - 8.8 oz container mascarpone, room temperature
  • 6 oz fresh blueberries
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Butter for cooking
  • *powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. Split each 2 inch slice of bread in half, without fully cutting though, forming a pocket.
  2. Spread a heaping spoonful of mascarpone inside the pocket and sprinkle with a handful of blueberries.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt until well blended.
  4. Melt a tablespoon of butter into a large nonstick pan over med/high heat.
  5. Take a piece of the stuffed french toast and dip it into the egg mixture, turning it to make sure all of the bread is soaked.
  6. Sprinkle a little sugar on one side of the bread and place it, sugared side down, in the hot pan. Repeat with a couple more slices. making sure the pan isn't too crowded (you'll need to cook it in batches).
  7. Sprinkle the tops of the bread with a little sugar while it cooks (about 2-3 mins) and carefully flip it over to cook on the other side, about 2-3 mins more.
  8. Add a little more butter to the pan and cook the remaining slices.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired and serve with syrup.

Mascarpone and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

A dollop of tangy mascarpone and a scoop of fresh blueberries is stuffed inside french toast elevating it from good to sublime.

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9 responses to “Blueberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast”

  1. I should so make this for my sleepover girls tomorrow morning. I’d be the best mom ever!

  2. OMG, these pictures are stunning. There is no way for this french toast to not taste amazing looking like that.

    Ahem… Rosemary roasted grapes? Wow… I better head over to Instagram…

    • Cathy says:

      Thank you so much! I think mascarpone on anything would taste great. And yes…you need those grapes in your life!

  3. […] pastry almond croissants, blueberry and mascarpone stuffed french toast, sweet cream bacon monkey bread, and blueberry oatmeal bars would be perfect for breakfast/brunch […]

  4. Beautiful! Love mascarpone and inside of blueberry french toast is the best 🙂

  5. Cindy says:

    Mumm is the word. Your secret love affair is safe with me. This looks beautiful. Well done Cathy. I love creative spins on french toast.

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