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Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Overnight French Toast with Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce

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My mother is crazy about French toast, raspberries and chocolate. She tended her own raspberry bush and would often use the sweet berries in breakfasts and desserts. This easy brunch dish combines the best of both worlds – chocolatey, nutty Chocmeister, fresh berries, crusty bread and a sweet, eggy custard. To finish, I’ve added an optional raspberry-red wine sauce that can be made the night before. Best of all, it’s perfect for lazy weekends. Prep the recipe overnight and then bake in the morning. Sweet and decadent, Chocmeister Raspberry Overnight French Toast is the perfect start to any weekend.

Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Overnight French Toast with Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35-45 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Overnight French Toast with Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce Ingredients - Milk Chocolatey Chocmeister chocolate hazelnut spread

French Toast
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
4 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 loaf of French bread, day-old preferred
1 jar of Milk Chocolatey Chocmeister
1 jar of raspberry preserves
1 pint of fresh raspberries

Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce
2 pints fresh raspberries (frozen works well here too)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons red wine

Directions

1. Line a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

2. Make the custard: whisk together milk, cream, eggs, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Overnight French Toast with Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce - Make the custard

3. Cut the bread into 3/4-inch slices. Spread half the slices with Chocmeister and half with raspberry jam. Combine the slices to make Chocmeister-Raspberry jam sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into 2-inch cubes.

Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Overnight French Toast with Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce - Cut the bread

4. Layer the cubes in the baking pan and top with fresh raspberries. Pour the custard over the French toast. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.

Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Overnight French Toast with Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce - Layer the cubes in the baking pan

5. To bake, heat an oven to 350 degrees and bake 35-45 minutes or until fragrant and golden brown.

6. For Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce, combine fresh raspberries, water, lemon juice and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, crushing berries with the back of a spoon. Allow to cook until a sauce forms and slightly thickens. Remove from heat and stir in red wine. Allow to cool before serving. This sauce can be made 1 day ahead.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Overnight French Toast with Raspberry-Red Wine Sauce