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Fresh Berry-Stuffed French Toast with Vanilla Yogurt Sauce

Each bite of the custardy French toast is complemented by juicy, sweet-tart berries. A drizzle of sauce made with yogurt, berries, and sweetened condensed milk is a tasty alternative to syrup.

  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries, sliced strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (6-ounce) container vanilla yogurt
  • 1 (10-ounce) loaf French bread
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Mixed fresh berries, for serving
  1. Combine the 2 cups berries and the powdered sugar in a medium bowl and stir gently to combine. For the sauce, combine 1/2 cup of the sweetened berries, the sweetened condensed milk, and the yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth; set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Cut the bread into eight 1 1/2-inch slices. Cut into each piece almost all the way through to create a pocket. Stuff each pocket with 3 tablespoons of the remaining sweetened berries then press lightly to close; set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg, egg white, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip the stuffed bread slices in the egg mixture to coat. Cook in the skillet until lightly browned on both sides, about 2 minutes, turning once. Add more butter to the pan as needed. Place the cooked bread slices on a large platter and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remaining slices.
  4. Place two stuffed slices on each of four serving plates. Top with mixed berries and serve with the yogurt-berry sauce and fresh berries.
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