Cream Cheese Stuffed Blackberry Compote French Toast


Treat yourself to a brunch experience fit for royalty with our Cream Cheese Stuffed Blackberry Compote French Toast recipe! Picture thick slices of brioche or challah bread, generously stuffed with whipped cream cheese and a luscious blackberry compote, then dipped in a cinnamon-infused egg mixture and fried to golden perfection. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving something indulgent, this dish is sure to impress. Let’s dive into the recipe and create a brunch masterpiece!


For the Stuffed French Toast:

  • 8 slices of thick bread (1-inch thick, such as brioche or challah)
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish
  • Optional: 1/4 cup blackberry compote for stuffing

For the Blackberry Compote:

  • 12 ounces blackberries
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch


Prepare the Compote:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, vanilla extract, and water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a boil.
  2. Mix in the corn starch and continue to stir until the mixture boils again. Reduce heat and simmer until the compote thickens. Remove from heat.
  3. Prepare the Stuffed French Toast:
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  5. Spread whipped cream cheese on one side of each slice of bread. Optionally, add a tablespoon of the blackberry compote over the cream cheese.
  6. Make four sandwiches with the prepared slices.
  7. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, then fry two at a time in the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  8. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches, adding fresh butter as needed.


  1. Drizzle warm compote over the French toast and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  2. Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  3. Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  4. Total Time: 20 minutes
  5. Calories: 550 kcal per serving
  6. Servings: 4


  1. Serve the Cream Cheese Stuffed Blackberry Compote French Toast immediately after cooking for the best taste and texture.
  2. Arrange the French toast on a platter and drizzle the warm blackberry compote over the top for a beautiful presentation.
  3. Sprinkle powdered sugar lightly over the French toast just before serving for an extra touch of sweetness and elegance.
  4. Consider serving the French toast with a side of fresh berries, whipped cream, or maple syrup for additional flavor and garnish.
  5. Pair the French toast with a hot cup of coffee, tea, or a refreshing mimosa for the perfect brunch experience.


  1. If you have leftovers, allow the Cream Cheese Stuffed Blackberry Compote French Toast to cool completely before storing.
  2. Store any leftover French toast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  3. To reheat the French toast, place it on a baking sheet and warm it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices of French toast in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until warmed to your liking.
  5. Avoid freezing the French toast, as it may become soggy when thawed and reheated.


  1. Can I use a different type of bread for this recipe? Absolutely! While thick slices of brioche or challah bread are traditional choices for French toast, you can use any bread you prefer. Sourdough, Texas toast, or whole wheat bread can also work well in this recipe, depending on your taste preferences.
  2. Can I prepare the blackberry compote ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the blackberry compote ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. Simply reheat it gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving with the French toast.
  3. Can I make this recipe vegan? Yes, you can easily make this recipe vegan by using plant-based alternatives for the eggs, milk, cream cheese, and butter. Substitute the eggs with a flaxseed or chia seed egg, use almond or soy milk instead of dairy milk, and opt for vegan cream cheese and butter. You can still enjoy the delicious flavors of this French toast without any animal products.
  4. Can I freeze leftover French toast? While it’s not recommended to freeze leftover French toast, you can freeze the cooked French toast slices individually on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer the slices to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them for up to one month. Reheat the frozen slices in the toaster or oven until heated through.
  5. Can I skip the blackberry compote? Absolutely! While the blackberry compote adds a delicious burst of flavor to the French toast, you can omit it if you prefer or substitute it with your favorite fruit compote or syrup. Blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry compote would all be excellent alternatives.


With its heavenly combination of creamy whipped cream cheese, tangy blackberry compote, and golden French toast, our Cream Cheese Stuffed Blackberry Compote French Toast is the ultimate brunch indulgence. Treat yourself to this luxurious morning delight and elevate your brunch game to new heights!

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