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Buttermilk French Toast Stuffed with Golden Plum Cream Cheese + Giveaway

Buttermilk French Toast Stuffed with Golden Plum Cream Cheese

Happy November! I seriously can’t believe its already November. I also can believe that Katie’s Cucina turns 3 this month!??! Wow–has time flown by. I remember writing my first official post and not thinking anything of it. I started Katie’s Cucina as an outlet to share recipes with friends and family members around the United States. If you would have told me 3 years ago, that I was going to make this recipe blog into a part-time business I would have laughed at you. That was never my intentions. Nor did I ever think I would be doing recipe development projects for companies. And of course… food photography. The photos I took during my first year and a half of food blogging are horrid. Mortifying if you ask me. So incredibly embarrassing, yet it reminds me of where I started from. With very little no knowledge of food photography. Boy, have I grown and transformed Katie’s Cucina into a household name.

Buttermilk French Toast Stuffed with Cream Cheese Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves

I have all sorts of fun giveaways planned for the month of November to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Katie’s Cucina. So we are kicking off the month with a giveaway from Bonne Marman Fruit Preserves. Last month, after returning home from Europe I quickly got back in the kitchen to develop this recipe for Bonne Marman. They have a brand new preserve flavor coming out this month and selected a few very talented food bloggers to develop recipes for them. From now until November 15, 2012 you can vote on your favorite recipe on Pinterest by “liking” the photo.

Buttermilk French Toast Stuffed with Golden Plum Cream Cheese by Katie's CucinaSo, if you like reading Katie’s Cucina you might want to head over to pinterest and like the above photo! Of course repinning it won’t hurt either!

Without further ado… lets talk about the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a set of 3 Bonne Maman Preserves. Please wait for the rafflecopter widget to load below. (if you don’t see your comment appear right away its because I have to approve it. No need to leave multiple comments).

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Source: Katie Original recipe developed for Bonne Marman Fruit Preserves.

Buttermilk French Toast Stuffed with Cream Cheese Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves + Giveaway

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

    Ingredients for the Cream Cheese Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves:
  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves
  • Ingredients for the Buttermilk French Toast:
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp salted butter

Directions

    Directions for the Cream Cheese Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves:
  1. Place the room temperature cream cheese in a large bowl. Using a hand mixer blend the cream cheese for 1 minute. Then add 1/2 cup Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves, and blend for 2 minutes until the cream cheese and preserves are well incorporated. Set aside until the french toast is ready to be stuffed.
  2. Directions for the Buttermilk French Toast:
  3. Cut French bread 1-inch thick (should yield about 12 slices).
  4. In a shallow dish, beat 3 eggs then add 2 tablespoons Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves and mix until incorporated. Then add 2 cups buttermilk, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until well incorporated.
  5. Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons butter. Once the skillet is hot and the butter has melted quickly dip one piece of french bread into the egg mixture (on both sides) and place on the skillet. Repeat until your skillet is full (make sure you don't over-crowd your skillet). Cook for 5 minutes (or until golden brown) and then flip the french bread and finish cooking for another 5 minutes.
  6. While the other side of the bread is cooking, spoon 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves mixture on to half of the tops of the cooked french toast. Once the french toast is finished cooking, stack one of the pieces of toast that does not have the cream cheese mixture on to the top of one of the cream cheese mixtures. Repeat steps 3 and 4 if your skillet is not large enough to accommodate all 12 pieces of french bread.
  7. Serve with warm maple syrup and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe was developed for Bonne Marman Fruit Preserves.

http://www.katiescucina.com/2012/11/buttermilk-french-toast-stuffed-with-golden-plum-cream-cheese-giveaway/

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post and provided product. One lucky winner will receive 3 preserves from Bonne Maman. All opinions are my own.

   

26 Responses to “Buttermilk French Toast Stuffed with Golden Plum Cream Cheese + Giveaway”

  1. Tabitha Pyle posted on November 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm (#)

    I’d like the Strawberry Preserves

  2. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on November 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm (#)

    My boyfriend is the jam eater and I know he’s looove any of Bonne Maman’s jams/preserves-esp. the raspberry or strawberry jams!

  3. Hana posted on November 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm (#)

    Strawberry Preserve is a classic and goes great with plain toast, or on cream cheese! Raspberry sounds delicious too.

  4. JulieD posted on November 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm (#)

    What a great recipe, Katie!! And happy blogiversary!!!

    • Katie replied on November 3rd, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks Julie! And I believe your blogiversary is this month, too. So congrats to you!

  5. Jennie posted on November 4, 2012 at 7:20 am (#)

    I would love the fig preserves on top of a baked brie!

  6. Michelle S posted on November 4, 2012 at 10:00 am (#)

    I would love to try the Golden Plum Mirabelle :)

  7. Jen L posted on November 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm (#)

    Apricot-Raspberry and Mixed Berry

  8. Amy L posted on November 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm (#)

    I’d like to try wild blueberry preserves. I LOVE Bonne Maman’s Strawberry preserves.

  9. Corisa posted on November 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm (#)

    Fig jam! I love it and I’d love to try their brand !

  10. Ttrockwood posted on November 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm (#)

    I love the fig but am dying to try the new plum!

  11. MaryB posted on November 5, 2012 at 1:00 am (#)

    I would love the fig but the plum sounds wonderful, too.

  12. Hanna posted on November 5, 2012 at 9:59 am (#)

    Blackberry looks delicious! Your recipe looks incredible! I’m not much in the kitchen, but I’m going to try it.

  13. Wanda posted on November 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try the fig preserve. Happy blogiversary!

  14. Susan C posted on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 am (#)

    Would love to try the Fig. I like figs but have never eated Fig Preserves.

  15. Aneesa posted on November 9, 2012 at 1:46 am (#)

    I would love to try the Fig preserve.

  16. Carolsue posted on November 10, 2012 at 5:10 am (#)

    Four Fruits

  17. Wanda McHenry posted on November 11, 2012 at 10:49 am (#)

    I’d like to try the Plum Preserves

  18. Camilla @ Culinary Adventures posted on November 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm (#)

    Ohhhh, tough call. The fig looks fabulous, but so does plum mirabelle.

  19. Jeffrey posted on November 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm (#)

    I’m going with the Cherry Preserves.

  20. Jenne posted on November 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm (#)

    I’d love to try the fig!

  21. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious posted on November 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm (#)

    That french toast is to die for! I totally need to make that for brunch this weekend.

    And thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d love to try the golden plum one! YUM!

  22. Sheila K. posted on November 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm (#)

    I’d love to try the cherry preserves!

  23. Renata posted on November 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm (#)

    Definitely the Fig Preserves! My favorite summer fruit – fresh figs from the farmer’s market!

  24. Ray posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:01 pm (#)

    Strawberry is definitely a classic family favorite here! Thanks!

  25. Georgiana posted on November 16, 2012 at 10:21 am (#)

    The Fig gets my vote! Love figs!

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