Cherry French Toast

Cherry French Toast

Storage tip: Cool and freeze calzones in freezer-safe plastic bags or aluminum foil. Reheat at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes when ready to serve.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package hot roll mix*
  • 2 cups pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ounces lowfat cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Cinnamon Sugar (optional)

* Check on ingredients needed to prepare dough.

Instructions

  1. Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions. Combine cherries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, and cinnamon.
  2. Mix cream cheese and almond extract.
  3. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Flatten into 6-inch rounds. Spoon 1/4 cup cherry mixture onto one half of each round. Top with 1 tablespoon cream cheese and 1 teaspoon almonds. Fold dough in half and seal edges. Pierce tops with a fork to allow steam to escape. Brush with milk; sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar, if desired.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cinnamon Sugar: Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Makes 1/4 cup.

Yield: 8 servings

Nutritional Information - Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: 353 Cal., 9.3 g pro., 6.1 g fat (15% Cal from fat), 67.5 g carb., 9 mg chol., 2.8 g fiber, 439 sodium

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Washington State Fruit Commission

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