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1 loaf french bread
12 oz softened whipped cream
8-12 oz Cherry De-Lite dried cherries
1/4 cup dark rum
For the Batter:
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp Vanilla extract
2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp Cherry De-Lite cherry juice
Cherry Moscato Sauce:
1 cup Moscato Wine
1 cup Cherry Juice
2 Tbsp dark rum
2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
Directions for the French Bread:
Using a serrated knife slice French toast bread 1 inch almost all the way down, then slice another inch all the way through. Repeat this process. (You should get about 6 French toast). Open the bead up like a butterfly and spread a generous layer of cream cheese inside both sides of the French bread. Then place berries inside making sure there spread out nicely. (Manage the berries making sure you don't run out). You should have just enough for 6 to 8.
Directions for the for the Cherry Moscato Rum Sauce:
Add the Moscato wine, rum, cherry juice and sugar. Reduce by half and allow cooling. The sauce should have the consistency of syrup. Note: If the sauce is to runny heat it back up and add a little cornstarch slurry which would be 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of cherry juice. Set aside in a squeeze bottle or small bowl until ready to serve
Directions for the Batter:
In a medium shallow bowl whisk the eggs well. Add in the cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg brown sugar & cherry juice.
Dip each piece of bread one at a time in batter making sure to let the batter drips of the bread. Place French toast in heated pan with 2 tablespoons of butter on medium heat and fry for about two minutes on each side or until a nice caramelize color is present. Note: You can also receive these results using a flat top griddle.
Remove French toast from skillet or griddle and place on a sprayed baking dish. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until your desired doneness.
Plate Presentation: Cut French toast in half in the center of a large plate. Top with whipping cream then sprinkle with (Cherry De-Lite) Cherry Sprinkles & Almonds over the whipped cream and sprinkle some of the remaining cherries over the cream. Place another French toast offset then top with whipped cream. Top with blueberries. Drizzle sauce all over French toast and love and enjoy what you just created.