This is a delicious and simple special-occasion breakfast that is quick to put together for company. You can certainly substitute raspberry preserves if you’d like. If you’re having a large, brunch-type gather, these rich, filling “sandwiches” can easily be halved.
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 T. powdered sugar
2 T. strawberry preserves
8 slices sturdy bread
½ c. half-and-half or whole milk
2 T. sugar
4 T. butter
Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar in a small bowl; mix well. Stir in preserves.
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over 4 slices of bread; top with remaining slices to form sandwiches.
Whisk together eggs, half-and-half and sugar in a medium bowl; set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip each sandwich into egg mixture, completely covering both sides.
Cook sandwiches 1-2 minutes per side or until golden.
Makes 4 sandwiches.