Brie- and Ham-Stuffed French Toast

Brie- and Ham-Stuffed French Toast
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Brie- and Ham-Stuffed French Toast

Candace Conley

Brie- and Ham-Stuffed French Toast

If the juxtaposition of sweet and savory is something she would enjoy, definitely consider making this decadent French toast recipe. Rich double-cream Brie melts into Black Forest ham between slices of French bread for a delicious treat.

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4
Servings
75
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Eight 1- to 1 ½-inch-thick slices French bread
  • thin slices double-cream Brie
  • thin slices Black Forest ham or other smoked ham
  • large eggs
  • 3/4  Cups  whole milk
  • 2  Tablespoons  sugar
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the baking sheet
  • Mixed berries or maple syrup, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Using a paring knife, cut a horizontal slit in each bread slice to form a pocket. Insert 1 slice of Brie and 1 slice of ham into each pocket.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, and salt until combined. Set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-low heat. Place the bread slices in the egg mixture, one at a time, letting them soak for 5 seconds on each side.

Place the slices in the skillet for 3-4 minutes per side. Grease a baking sheet with butter. Transfer the slices to the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bread, adding more butter to skillet if needed. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until golden brown and puffed, about 10-15 minutes. Serve with mixed berries and/or maple syrup.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
16µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
26mg
4%
Sodium, Na
102mg
7%
Water
29g
1%

Brie Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Brie Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Brie Wine Pairing

Rich white wines and full-bodied reds go well with most cheeses and cheese-based dishes. Some specific recommendations: chardonnay or pinot blanc with goat cheese; dry chenin blanc with earthy cheeses; rosé or sercial madeira with melted-cheese appetizers; port with blue cheese (especially stilton); amontillado sherry or syrah/shiraz with strong cheeses; olooros or palo cortado sherry with creamy cheeses; merlot or carménère with mild cheeses; cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, or petite sirah with cheddar- or gouda-type cheeses; nero d'avola with full-flavored Spanish or Italian cheeses; sangiovese with dishes using parmigiano-reggiano and similar cheeses.