Decadent French Toast Souffle

Filed under: Breakfast - French Toast, Romantic Recipes.

A scrumptuous baked version of french toast with a built-in cream cheese sauce.

4 or 5 medium croissants (baked)
6 ounces cream cheese softened
1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup maple syrup divided
10 eggs
3 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
Powdered sugar and chopped pecans for topping
Sauce: 1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup maple syrup

In a food processor, coarsely chop croissants; distribute evenly in 8 greased one-cup souffle dishes or 9x12" Pyrex dish. In food processor, combine cream cheese, butter and 1/2 cup maple syrup; dollop heaping tablespoon in the middle of the croissant crumbs. In a large bowl, beat eggs, 1/2 cup maple syrup, and half-and-half; pour over mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator (did we really need this step?). Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Uncover and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden. In small saucepan heat butter and syrup to create sauce, pour over warm souffle. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and powered sugar. Garnish with edible flour or berry.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 min

Recipe Provided By:
Sonoma Orchid Inn
Guerneville, CA

Guerneville Bed and Breakfast Inns