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Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup

Total Time
35 mins

Sealegs Kayaking Adventures, based on Vancouver Island, B.C., starts the morning by serving its guests this creation. Sealegs’ recipes come from Edible Canada, a culinary tourism company that champions Canadian products.

Camping breakfast: Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup (0513)

Photo by Thomas J. Story
 1 large egg
 1/2 cup milk
 1/4 cup sugar
 2 teaspoons cinnamon
 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
 1 1/2 cups cold mascarpone cheese
 2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur
 8 thick (3/4 in.) slices of day-old wide French bread, such as bâtard
 1/4 cup maple syrup
 2 1/2 cups blackberries
 2 tablespoons butter
  Cooked bacon
Step 1

Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high (450°) or set up a camp stove and use medium heat.

Step 2

Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla together in a large bowl.

Step 3

Stir mascarpone, remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, and the liqueur together in another bowl. Spread mascarpone mixture over 4 bread slices; top with remaining slices.

Step 4

Cook maple syrup and berries in a small covered saucepan until berries start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 5

Heat a large heavy frying pan or 2 smaller ones; swirl butter in pan(s). Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, then cook, turning once, until crisp and browned, 4 to 8 minutes total. Serve French toast with syrup and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1215Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 88g136%

Saturated Fat 47g235%
Cholesterol 281mg94%
Sodium 705mg30%
Total Carbohydrate 86g29%

Dietary Fiber 7.5g30%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.