Peaches and Cream Baked French Toast
2-3 fresh peaches, pit removed and peeled
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup peach preserves
1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, peach preserves, and one diced peach; mix well. Layer half of the bread slices in a buttered 9- x 13-inch baking dish and evenly spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining bread slices.
In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over bread, cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Garnish with powdered sugar and sliced peaches. Serve warm with syrup, if desired.
Submitted by: Kim Warkenthien, Missouri Egg Council