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Sour Cream French Toast with Brown Sugar Peaches

brioche french toast cooked in hot butter until golden with a sweetened sour cream topping & caramelized brown sugar peaches

yield: 8 slices french toast

Ingredients

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Brown Sugar Peaches

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 ripe peaches, cored + cut into small wedges
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • kosher salt

French Toast

  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 loaf brioche bread, cut into 8 (1”) slices
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

Sour Cream Topping

  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. For the peaches, heat a 12” cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Add the peaches. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the brown sugar, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Cook for a minute until bubbling, reduce the heat to low, and continue to cook for 10 more minutes, or until the peaches are soft and the syrup has thickened.
  3. For the french toast, beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the milk, sour cream, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Heat a 12” stainless steel skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and let it melt.
  4. Working with 4 slices at a time, dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture and allow to soak for about 10 seconds. Transfer the bread to the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side until golden (watch the heat and reduce to medium-low as needed so the bread doesn’t burn).
  5. Transfer the french toast to a sheet pan. Repeat with the remaining tablespoon of butter and 4 slices of bread. Bake for 8 minutes until fully cooked through.
  6. For the sour cream topping, whisk the sour cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth.
  7. Serve the french toast warm out of the oven with the peaches and sour cream topping spooned over top. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Notes

Instead of using a skillet, you could alternatively use a griddle for the french toast and cook all 8 slices of bread at once.