Updated: Monday, 10 Dec 2012, 7:57 AM CST
Published : Thursday, 01 Sep 2011, 11:17 AM CDT
Recipe from Bowman's Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast.
3 cups half & half
8 slices dense french bread
2 tbl butter
For french toast:
Butter or spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. combine the eggs and half & half and pour a small amount in the dish. Put the bread in a single layer in the pan. Pour the remaining egg mixture over the bread and let stand 5 minutes. Turn slices over, cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning melt butter in hot skillet and cook the french toast until golden brown on both sides.
Cream Cheese Topping:
8 oz. softened cream cheese
3 tbl amaretto or 1 tsp almond extract
3 tbl half & half
3 tbl sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Mix first 4 ingredients until smooth. then stir in almonds, set aside.
Cherry Amaretto Sauce:
4 cups frozen or fresh dark pitted cherries
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbl butter
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup amaretto or 2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup cherry juice
2 tbl corn starch
Place first 6 ingredients in sauce pan, bring to boil. Mix corn starch and Amaretto mixture in small bowl and add to cherry mixture. Continue cooking, stirring until thickened.
Place a slice of french toast on place, spread cream cheese mixture over top. Then spoon cherry sauce on top and sprinkle with slivered almonds.