Cherry French Toast - Taste USA

Cherry French Toast

  • Duration
  • Serving 8 Servings

Courtesy of NW Cherries

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz./1 lb/454 g) hot roll mix*
  • 2 cups (500 ml) pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 4 ounces (120 g) lowfat cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) almond extract
  • 3 Tbsp (45 ml) toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) milk
  • Cinnamon Sugar (optional)

Directions

  • 1

    Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions. Combine cherries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, and cinnamon. Mix cream cheese and almond extract.

  • 2

    Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Flatten into 6-inch (15 cm) rounds. Spoon 1/4 cup (60 ml) cherry mixture onto one half of each round. Top with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) cream cheese and 1 teaspoon (5 ml) almonds. Fold dough in half and seal edges. Pierce tops with a fork to allow steam to escape. Brush with milk; sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) cinnamon sugar, if desired. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  • 3

    Cinnamon Sugar: Mix 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar and 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cinnamon. Makes 1/4 cup (60 ml)

  • 4

    Storage tip: Cool and freeze calzones in freezer-safe plastic bags or aluminum foil.

  • 5

    Reheat at 350 °F (175 °C) 12 to 15 minutes when ready to serve.

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