A fruity French toast becomes light and lovely company fare when you fill it with blueberries and top it with an orangey sweet sauce.
What You Need:
(Makes: 8 servings)
1 & 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
3 tablespoons of sugar, divided
8 slices of Italian bread (1-1/4 inches thick)
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 teaspoon of grated orange peel
Dash of salt
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup of orange juice
1/4 cup of water
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 & 1/2 cups of orange sections
1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 cup of sliced almonds, toasted
What to Do:
STEP 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, toss blueberries with 2 tablespoons sugar. Cut a pocket horizontally in each slice of bread. Fill with blueberries.
STEP 2) In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs, orange juice, orange peel, salt and remaining sugar. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture, being careful to not squeeze out berries. Place in a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until golden brown, carefully turning once.
STEP 3) Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the first five sauce ingredients until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in fruit and heat through. Serve French toast with sauce; sprinkle with almonds.
STEP 4) Enjoy!
Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.