Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pumpkin cheese Stuffed French Toast!

It sounds wonderful, doesn't it? Like Autumn day wondrous, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness, crisp walks in the evening beneath a harvest moon and lazy Sunday brunches in front of the fire.



Wake up and smell reality, wouldja???

This is me, talkin'. And it's Simply Saturday, Easy-Peasy time and I had the most amazingly wonderful breakfast at "Le Peep" last week...

We don't have Le Peeps in upstate New York. Simply put, I fell in love. And ate too much. And loved every minute of it.

Now I'm traveling again this weekend, and I'm doing this from a hotel lobby and I didn't bring my camera cord and the smart card from the phone doesn't fit this computer so I may or may not have borrowed this picture of this amazingly delicious worth-every-calorie concoction.

It it THAT good. Promise.

First make French Toast:

2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar

Beat the above together with a whisk.... Do not be afraid to mix well....

Heat griddle or flat-bottomed frying pan with just a thin glaze of oil. When hot, dip bread (you can use raisin bread, regular bread, Italian bread, wheat bread... whatever you like!) into the egg/custard mix and set onto hot griddle. Turn heat down to medium. Repeat with several slices of bread. Turn when first side is golden brown....

This only takes a couple of minutes, so before you do all that, do this!

Take 4 ounces cream cheese, softened.
Mix in 1/4 cup sugar, 3 Tablespoons canned pumpkin, 1/8 teaspoon cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and a hint of lemon zest if you have a lemon handy. Otherwise, use a teaspoon of lemon juice.

Mix well. Heat slightly in microwave, about 30 seconds or so.

Place French Toast on platter. Spoon about a Tablespoon or more of cream cheese along the lower triangle half of the bread... Fold upper triangle half of bread over.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Drizzle with caramel syrup, if desired.

And there you have it, an absolutely delicious Autumn breakfast treat, amazing.

This would be a great crowd pleaser for a holiday breakfast....

Seriously.... How could that possibly be bad???? Right????


  1. why don't you just open a bed and breakfast ruthy? seriously. you can do like nora roberts- write and run a b&b..heck build up a whole town..I'd come live there! :-)

    off to the big quilt show! ya'll wish me some willpower so I don't overspend...this sucker is HUGE so hopefully another friend will go tomorrow so I can look around some more!


    1. Susanna, I was traveling this weekend and had to CLOSE MY EYES when we went by the Amish Quilt homes on Route 15 outside of Lewisburg.... and the co-op with quilts in Lewisburg.... and when I was on a research trip last month, the Chautauqua Institution was holding...

      Yes, you guessed it....

      A Huge Quilt Show!!!

      I did not go. I have no will power if I see them.

      I drove on by.


    2. Wow I had low willpower and several had to come live with me...along with silicone rollers for dog hair and the best iron ever for pressing quilt blocks-seriously the guy said so! And food lots r u gonna open a bed and breakfast? :-)

  2. Oooh -- good idea, Susanna. A writer's and reader's retreat bread and breakfast!

    This looks great -- and I actually have more left over pumpkin to do something with and this will be it! Thanks Ruthy!

    1. This is so delicious and so easy.... it's simply making a cream cheese type dip. And then applying liberally with spoon.

      I fell in love with Le Peep. Totally!

  3. Oh. My. Goodness.

    A. Mazing.

    I can't wait to try this! I'm a big French toast fan. And a big pumpkin fan. And a big cream cheese fan! LOL

    Have a fun trip, Ruthy!

    1. Missy, tell me what you think, 'kay? Wouldn't this be great at a shower or a party??? A brunch theme?

      Oh, yum.

  4. Susanna, BEHAVE! But have fun. :)

    Let us know what you buy!

  5. Oh. My. Word. (to quote my sister-in-law)

    I couldn't eat this before noon. Seriously. It looks so rich...

    But for a supper treat? You bet!

    Let's see...I have cream cheese, and pumpkin, and eggs...

    I think a loaf of King's Hawaiian Bread would be good to use for this...

    1. Oh, Jan, I'm in! Let me know how it goes with the King's Hawaiian.... It might be a little soft unless you let it sit out and stale a bit. Tell me what you think, okay?