French Toast with Caramelized Pecans, Strawberries and Cream

Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson
Show: Cooking for Real Episode: Noshin N' Awlins
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 (1 1/2-inch thick) slices stale brioche
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Special equipment: food processor
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Directions

In a medium bowl, mix together strawberries and 1/2 cup of sugar. Set aside.

In a food processor, blend together heavy cream, cream cheese and 1 tablespoon sugar until thick and creamy.

In a baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Place bread slices in pan and soak on each side until well coated and soaked through. In a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Remove and drain the bread slices and cook until golden turning once, about 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, add the pecans, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter. Stir until sugar has melted and pecans are coated and sticky. Serve French toast with dollop of cream, sticky pecans and strawberries.

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