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Easy French Toast Brunch Ring

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Whip up this make ahead French toast ring stuffed with fresh berries for your next girls' brunch! MORE + LESS -

Half Baked Harvest
March 21, 2017

Ingredients

Filling

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Crescent Ring

1
cup milk
4
eggs
1
tablespoon vanilla extract
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
Powdered sugar, whipped cream, fresh berries and maple syrup, as desired for serving

Steps

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  • 1
    Using an electric mixer, beat together the filling ingredients until whipped and fluffy.
  • 2
    In another clean bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  • 3
    Unroll the crescent dough sheet. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edges.
  • 4
    Starting with the long side of the rectangle, roll up into a log and then pinch the edges to seal.
  • 5
    Using a serrated knife, cut the log into 12 slices. Place the slices in a gallon-size zip-top bag or 9x13-inch glass baking pan. Pour the egg mixture over the rolls; seal the bag (or cover the pan with plastic wrap) and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • 6
    When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350ºF and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • 7
    Remove the pastry from the fridge and arrange the slices in a circle on the prepared cookie sheet. Brush any remaining egg mixture left in the bag over the dough. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 8
    Serve the French toast ring warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired. You could also add a little whipped cream too!

Expert Tips

  • Alternatively, arrange the slices of dough in a greased 9x13-inch glass baking pan. Pour the egg batter over the dough, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake (30 minutes to overnight). Bake and serve as directed.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
170mg
56%
Sodium
700mg
29%
Potassium
160mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • With a nod to French toast but a much prettier presentation, this ring is definitely brunchworthy. Are you ready for an easy to make yet oh-so impressive French toast? Cool, because I have a KILLER recipe for you today – it’s perfect for your next brunch, girl’s weekend getaway, or any occasion, really! This French Toast Brunch Ring is pretty, but it’s also simple, easy AND you can prep it the night before. Then you’re all ready to go the next morning. YES! Now that is what I call a perfect brunch recipe. Oh, and did I mention that this is made with crescent dough and stuffed with a delicious whipped cream cheese filling? I know, I know. Too good! If a ring-shape isn't your style, alternatively, you can arrange the slices of dough in a greased 9x13-inch glass baking pan. Pour the egg batter over the dough, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake (30 minutes to overnight). Bake and serve as directed. Serve the French toast ring warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired. Gorgeous. Now... dig in!

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