Tropical Stuffed French Toast with Guava Syrup

Prep Time 35 min
Cook Time 25 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped guava paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tbsps. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 peeled and cored fresh pineapple
  • 4 tbsps. Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 tsps. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

Directions

  • Step 1

    COMBINE 3/4 cup guava paste, water and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Keep warm.

  • Step 2

    CUT four 1/2-inch thick rings from cored pineapple. Reserve remaining pineapple for another use. Melt 2 tablespoons shortening on large griddle over medium heat. Saute pineapple slices in shortening about 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from griddle.

  • Step 3

    HEAT oven to 325°F. Whisk eggs in large bowl until blended. Blend in half-and-half, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla and remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar.

  • Step 4

    MELT remaining 2 tablespoons shortening on griddle over medium heat. Dip bread slices into egg mixture, one at a time, allowing to soak about 5 seconds on each side. Cook French toast on hot griddle for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

  • Step 5

    DIVIDE cream cheese on top of all eight pieces of French toast, spreading evenly. Stir together sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar on top of each piece of French toast. Top 4 pieces with 1 slice pineapple. Top with remaining French toast, cream cheese side down, to form sandwiches. Place on baking sheet. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through. To serve: Cut French toast diagonally in half. Arrange on serving plates. Sprinkle generously with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Serve with warm guava syrup.

Serving size
(1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories 950
  • Calories from Fat410g
  • Total Fat 46g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 265mg
  • Sodium 520mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 121g
  • Dietary Fiber 10g
  • Sugars 85g
  • Protein 18g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet