Mascarpone-Stuffed Challah French Toast

Mascarpone-Stuffed Challah French Toast

Tantalize the senses with a sweet, creamy take on French Toast.

Author: 3rd Annual Plugrá Magnifique Recipe Contest
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 slices Challah bread, day old, 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted, divided
  • 1/2 cup marscapone cheese, softened
  • 4 slices orange, for garnish


  1. Stir eggs, cream, cinnamon and vanilla together in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture.
  3. Place a large griddle over medium-high heat and melt 1½ teaspoons of Plugrá Butter on griddle and spread on surface.
  4. Place 4 pieces of French toast on hot griddle, cook for 3 to 4 minutes, turn and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is golden and done.
  5. Repeat process with remaining 1½ teaspoons of Plugrá Butter and 4 pieces of bread.
  6. Spread mascarpone cheese on 4 slices of French toast and top mascarpone with remaining 4 slices of French toast.
  7. Top with ½ cup prepared Banana Pecan Butter Sauce.
  8. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.