French Toast Sandwich

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Mascarpone is a soft and light, sweet, triple-cream cheese. If not available, use whipped neufchatel.


4ounces mascarpone cheese, softened
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/4teaspoon nutmeg
2tablespoons maple syrup
2tablespoons chopped walnuts
1teaspoon butter
1large apple, diced with skin on
1-- egg
1/3cup 2% reduced-fat milk
8slices cinnamon raisin bread


  1. Combine mascarpone, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and walnuts; mix well. Melt butter in a small nonstick skillet. Add apples and cook until tender. Remove apples.
  2. Whisk together egg and milk. Dip bread in egg mixture; cook bread on both sides in nonstick skillet until golden brown.
  3. Spread 1 tablespoon mascarpone mixture on one side of each of 4 slices of bread; top with cooked apple and remaining bread slices.
  4. Cook until apple filling is thoroughly heated. Serve with maple syrup.

Recipe by Lisa Waterman Gray.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 420
  • Glycemic Load 2
  • Fat 24g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 135mg
  • Sodium 230mg
  • Potassium 140mg
  • Carbohydrate 46g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 2%