4 cups frozen Door County cherries (rinsed and drained)
16 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup granulated
2 teaspoons almond extract, divided
1/2 loaf French bread
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/4 cup powdered
1 cup sliced almonds
Cut the loaf of white bread into cubes. Place the cubes into a greased 9 x 13-inch
baking pan. Spread the cherries over the bread.
Microwave the cream cheese to soften
it. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon almond extract and sour cream to cream cheese.
Spread over cherries. Cut ten 1-inch slices of French bread, place the slices over
Beat the eggs well, add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon almond
extract, the milk, and cream, and beat again. Pour the egg and milk mixture over
the French bread slices.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake covered with aluminum foil for 40-50 minutes,
then uncovered for last 10 minutes to brown slightly.
Let set for about 10 minutes.
Sprinkle top with powdered sugar and sliced almonds before slicing.
Makes 10 servings.
Posted by Chyrel at Recipe Goldmine 5/5/02 10:47:37 pm.