This Blackberry Almond Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast is a springtime twist on the classic, filled with a mildly sweet and tart blackberry mascarpone filling, and dredged in a light almond-flavored custard base.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the women out there, young and old, who have the privilege of being called MOM!
Yep, it’s Sunday. And no, my calendar isn’t wrong.
It’s very rare that I post on Sundays, because my weekends are generally reserved for relaxing and getting away from my computer (and likely working), and I’m pretty sure most everyone else feels the same way. Things are changing a bit here, though, and you’ll be seeing me pop up on Sundays more often now!
I am proud and happy to announce that I am now a part of The Sunday Supper Movement. I’ve joined this group of wonderful food bloggers in their mission to bring back #SundaySupper around the family table in every home!
What better way to start a new blogging venture than by celebrating all the moms out there with some breakfast in bed – my Blackberry Almond Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast recipe is easy to whip up, and even easier to devour!
My Nana would have celebrated her 100th birthday this past March, and the 10th anniversary of her death was just last week.
For those that know me, they know how very important Nana was to me; she may have been my Great Grandmother, but spending her retirement raising me alone on a social security budget made her so much more.
She was the only true mother I’ve ever known, and she taught me everything I know about love, life, and being a responsible and decent human being.
I honestly owe everything I am today to the lessons she gifted me, and the grace and knowledge she instilled in me.
Of course, I also credit her with my kitchen talents.
How does Sunday Supper tie in to all of this?
After she had her two children, she gave up the workforce to become a homemaker, and was the typical trophy wife, so to speak. After spending the day cleaning the house and mending clothes, her family came home to a hot dinner every night. Every. Night.
Sundays were always the most special dinners of the week, though.
As a Catholic family, the day of rest meant just that, so Sunday was pot roast night (what she called “the good meat.”) Slow roasting dinner while spending the day with the family, not just around them, is what the day was all about.
When the roast was almost ready, she’d whip up some of her amazing mashed potatoes, a vegetable, and somehow a dessert was always waiting in the wings.
I just wish I had the opportunity to show her how far I’ve come in the kitchen. I think she’d be pretty proud.
This Blackberry Almond Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast is a testament to the way I wish every breakfast could be in my home! If I had the time, my family would wake up to a warm meal every morning.
Which would naturally include bacon, coffee, and some fresh orange juice. You know, the staples of the American breakfast.
Rich, yet light, and full of my favorite berries and some of the most delicious dessert cheese on the planet. This is a great dish to celebrate not only the moms, but the wives, sisters, aunts, grandmas, and Nanas of the world!
Even if you miss whipping this up for Mother’s Day, surprise her with it on a random day.
Bring her breakfast in bed, or make her breakfast for dinner.
Whatever you do, just be sure to not only tell her, but show her how much you love and appreciate her. You only have so much time to let them know, and you never know when they’ll really need to hear it.
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Blackberry Almond Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast
- 1 loaf challah bread or brioche cut into 1 1/2 inch thick slices
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 4 ounces fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Using a small paring knife, create a pocket by cutting through the bottom crust of each slice of bread horizontally.
- In a small, combine the mascarpone cheese and blackberries. Stir them together, breaking apart the berries to releasing the juice in to the cheese.
- In a baking dish, whisk together the milk, melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla & almond extracts.
- Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, then coat in cooking spray or melt 2 Tablespoons of butter.
- Using a spoon, stuff each slice of bread with about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture. Once stuffed, place each slice into the custard mixture for about 10-15 seconds per side. Once the slices are coated, place them into the skillet to brown, working in batches.
- Cook each slice until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Repeat the process with the remaining French toast.
- Serve warm, topped with extra berries & powdered sugar.
What’s your favorite way to eat French Toast?
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Joanne T Ferguson says
This looks absolutely delicious Erica! Wish I could try some now! Pinned and shared!
Oh wow! Now that sure is a scrumptious way to start out Mother’s Day for sure. Or any day for that matter.
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
Welcome to the Sunday Supper team. What a lovely tribute to your Nana. Your French Toast looks absolutely lovely. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Oh my word, what a magnificent looking breakfast this is. Mom would love it!!
Valerie Cathell Clark says
Simply a beautiful brunch recipe for Mother’s Day or any brunch day!
Kelly @ TastingPage says
What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day. Your french toast looks divine!
Oh my! I like putting blackberries on top of my french toast but this version with them inside the toast along with almonds and mascarpone sounds crazy good!
What gorgeous French toast! I’d love this for my Mother’s Day breakfast! So glad you’ve joined us for Sunday Supper this week!!!
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
Welcome Erica! Your stuffed French toast wouldn’t last long at my house! Yum!
This is so dreamy!! It reminds me of stuffed french toast I had at a B&B!
Kathleen Kennedy-Leon says
in a word WOW!!! I’ve never seen French toast like this before. i’m giving you a big thumbs up and five stars!! This looks amazing. I’ve only eaten French Toast “plain” if you will -this would be quite the treat and perfect for our after mother’s day brunch celebration we are having in a few weeks. Appreciate the step by step-hope ours comes out as good as yours!
Ok, I think you are on to something here! That Blackberry Almond Mascarpone looks amazing! I’m sure it taste as well as it looks in the photograph. Would love to try this dish out! Thanks for sharing!
Brook Devis says
oh my God yammi. i am going to try this recipie on next sunday.mascarpone is one of my favriout ingredients. 🙂 cant wait to try it.all your recpies are just awesome.thanx for sharing with us
I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of sweet stuff for breakfast but this looks really good!!
Jessica Harlow says
Oh, my! Blackberries are my favorite berry and this looks divine. I completely agree, there’s no need to wait for a special occasion to make/serve/indulge this decadent breakfast! I really love that you have joined the ranks to bring some awareness back to #SundaySupper. It’s an important time for our family to reconnect, unplug, and engage with one another…all around delicious meals like this!
Logan Can says
This looks so delicious! I love blackberries this time of year! Your photography is beautiful.
aimee fauci says
You have nailed these pictures. Oh they are gorgeous, I just want to gobble this up.
this French toast looks amazing and I am sure your great grandmother would be proud! I also grew up having Sunday dinners and I miss that!
The title alone was mouthwatering! I wish I had seen this earlier and could have had my husband fix it for me yesterday for Mother’s Day. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Sue Lau says
I think we both must love berries and mascarpone and I think it is a well kept secret. I did raspberry mascarpone cheese in phyllo cups for SSM this week and know how good berries taste with the cheese. Challah and vrioche make excellent breads for French Toast (I couldn’t agree more). Your photos are stunning and you really do this extravagant breakfast treat justice with your post. Thanks for sharing. ~s
Oh my god. This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.
holy moly. This looks so delicious I can practically taste it!!!!
Joy | The Joyful Foodie says
I actually rarely eat French toast, but stuffed versions like yours get me every time. My mouth is watering!
This looks so delicious! I love love mascarpone! I have to try this out!
Wow, I would really love to have a bite of that Blackberry Almond Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast. My sister is fond of making pastries, breads, and other treats, and she can try to follow the recipe. Your Nana’s kitchen talents must be super great. We also cherish Sundays and have special dinner that day.
Miranda (Myrabev) says
This is one delicious looking french toast ever, I have had a fair share of french toast in my time but haba haba this one has me salivating from ear to ear I can not wait to try out this recipes or better yet come to your place to taste lol
Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy says
Now this looks amazing! I love blackberries and I love mascarpone. I think I’m definitely going to be whipping this one up soon. Yum!
Krayl @ An Appealing Plan says
What a lovely story! Your gramdmom would be incredibly proud, I am sure of it!
Welcome to the movement! I have been a part of Sunday Super for years now – and have attended the last two conferences! I hope to see you there!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
Girl, you never cease to amaze me. This recipe is insane!! French toast is one of my guilty pleasures for breakfast. It’s especially amazing when it’s stuffed with fruit! This sounds like such a wonderful combination of flavors.
I love blackberries! So yummy!
Stephanie @ Sustaining the Powers says
This looks incredible!! My grandma was a Sunday Supper kind of woman too. She somehow always had a fresh baked pie that she could pull out of nowhere since grandpa always required a slice in his lunch. She would fry up one of her chickens for special Sundays. I can’t wait to try this with the blackberries growing in my garden! Pinned and shared.
caitlin @Candyfloss&Persie says
yum, yum and YUM
Wow!! What a lucky family you have for you to be thinking of them like this on your day!
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
Oh how absolutely delicious! I’ve never seen French toast stuffed with anything before so this is all new to me but I’d love to try it. It’d be a great twist on our usual French toast.
[email protected] Freshman Cook says
Wow! This looks amazing! Great story too!
Well this is just ridiculous. I have no idea how you made this come together. IT’s absolutely FABULOUS. Maybe one day you will cook me breakfast. 🙂 I love the blackberries. YUM!
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
I’ve always wanted to try making stuffed French toast at home. Yours looks like it came out of a fancy brunch restaurant!
This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try it!!! Your nana would be proud of you, I’m sure. Reading about her in your post was so sweet, and I’ll tell my kids it’s her recipe when we make this together on the weekend!