Bourbon Stuffed French Toast
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Perfectly baked challah bread French toast with a crunchy brown sugar bourbon brûléed topping, stuffed with cream cheese and orange zest filling. Recipe by Southern Fatty.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Brown Sugar Topping
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
Cream Cheese Filling
  • 1 large loaf Challa bread
  1. Start by slicing challah bread into 1 inch thick slices. Set aside.
  2. Combine topping ingredients into small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Cook until completely combined and dissolved.
  4. Pour into 9x13 baking pan.
  5. Fit challah into pan on top of topping. You can squeeze them in tightly, as they will shrink a bit in baking.
  6. Whisk all of the custard ingredients well in a bowl and pour over bread. It will seem like a lot, but will soak in.
  7. Cover and chill for at least an hour (overnight works fine as well).
  8. Remove pan and let sit at room temp for 15-20 minutes (to be safe... don't want a super cold pan straight in the oven or it may bust!).
  9. Preheat oven to 350.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Combine, beat, and chill the filling.
  12. Remove and let cool to handle.
  13. Flip pieces and place on broil-safe sheet when ready to serve.
  14. Optionally, broil slightly (really a game-changer) to brûlée the brown sugar topping.
  15. Layer filling between pieces, top with tons and tons of powdered sugar and fresh fruit, enjoy!
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