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Strawberry Cheesecake Croissant French Toast

 

Strawberry Cheesecake Croissant French Toast

This croissant french toast bake is so good! With a sweetened cream cheese and mascarpone filling, and topped with fresh strawberries!
Course Breakfast, brunch, cinnamon rolls, Dessert
Calories
Ingredients
  
  • 12-16 small croissants (can be made with 8 large)
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tbsp good quality vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (plus more for dusting)
  • 2 cups strawberries (sliced)
Instructions
 
  • In a large mixing bowl add cream cheese, mascarpone, powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Take approximately 2 tablespoons and spread inside each croissant.
  • In a mixing bowl add eggs, half and half, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Dip each filled croissant in the egg mixture. Place in a round buttered baking dish. Repeat until you have filled and dipped each croissant. It is okay to pile them on top of each other!
  • Pour the remaining egg mixture over the croissants. Cover and refrigerate overnight! *If you don't have time, try to let it sit for at least 2 hours before baking!
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Top with sliced strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm with maple syrup.

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