Thickly sliced bread, 2 slices per person. You can use a plain white or wheat, a cinnamon raisin, a Portuguese bread, or any other favorite that you would use for french toast.
cream cheese, about a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half per sandwich. We used pumpkin cream cheese and brown sugar flavored cream cheese. You can also use plain or honey flavored.
Pureed pumpkin, same amount as the cream cheese.
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tsp brown sugar
First make the wash by mixing the eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar all in a big bowl. Place the bowl aside. Now I line up the slices of bread. I put a little cream cheese and then pumpkin on the slices on one side and spread it generously around the slices of bread. On the other slices I put just cream cheese and spread it around so the bread is covered.
Now make a sandwich with the slices. Make sure each sandwich has one pumpkin slice and one cream cheese slice. Now dip each sandwich in the wash, making sure both sides are covered. Then place them on a preheated griddle and cook for 3-4 minutes each side until the whole thing is golden brown.
Serve warm, with butter and syrup on top, or go sans syrup..... it's delicious both ways! You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on top like my Grandmother used to do when I was a kid. We melted some Werther's Originals new Baking Caramels in with some maple syrup on a low heat and made a caramel syrup to drizzle on top of the french toast. Werther's was nice enough to send me a bunch of their caramels to experiment with in my recipes, and so this one was the first I tried. It was amazing, so sweet and smooth and the perfect topping to this breakfast.
It was the perfect ending to this delicious fall time recipe.
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