Monday, November 8, 2010

Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast

A romantic surprise breakfast for your loved one, a means to use that left over pumpkin from the holidays or just a special fall treat for yourself.
I made this for my boyfriend one morning...he is a plain french toast eater- not big on cinnamon, pumpkin or even maple syrup on his french toast. But, he liked this!
Looking for something to make with left over pumpkin from the holidays? This is pretty simple.
Make your standard batter for french toast; my standard batter is:
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
salt, to taste
Add to that:
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
(for 6-8 slices of bread)
1/2 block of cream cheese (8 oz), softened
3/4 cup of pureed pumpkin
3 tbsp maple syrup
Powdered sugar, to taste
optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Whisk your filling together and set aside.
Whisk together your batter and dip your bread slices, until coated with batter.
Slowly heat up a frying pan or griddle to medium high heat and spray with cooking spray or butter the pan (I suggest buttering the pan for best result). Fry until golden brown on first side; flip and repeat.
Stack a slice of french toast, drizzle with filling, and stack another slice of french toast, drizzle. Repeat to the height you want. I stacked three, drizzled some filling on top, then sliced the stack into strips and dusted it all with powdered sugar.

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