Ham Stuffed Challah French Toast with Pumpkin Butter

created by Lindsay Jones

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Stuffed into super rich and creamy French toast, FARMER JOHN® Sliced Ham adds satisfying, savory flavor to a breakfast staple. Pumpkin butter gives the ham an unexpected—and awesome touch of sweetness.

Cook Time: 17-21 min

Servings: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large challah
  • 1 cup pumpkin butter (can substitute apple butter or any flavor jam)
  • 1 Package FARMER JOHN® Sliced Ham 4×6 16 oz.
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter for frying (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar to garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment. Set aside.

Cut off ends of challah loaf then slice into 8, evenly thick pieces. Set on baking sheet.

Spread each slice with a layer of pumpkin butter and divide ham evenly among half of the slices. Top with the remaining slices.

In large bowl, beat together eggs. Whisk in half & half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Pour into shallow baking dish.

Melt butter, a tablespoon at a time, in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat. Dip sandwiches in the egg mixture to coat both sides. Place in the skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Repeat with all slices, placing them on the foil lined baking sheet as they are done.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sift powdered sugar evenly over each piece (using a fine mesh sieve if you have one). Bite into breakfast bliss.