Preparation time: 20 mins plus marinating
Cooking time: 15 mins
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4 servings
â€¢3 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup peach preserves, divided
â€¢3/4 cup half-and-half cream
â€¢8 slices French bread, (1/2 inch thick)
â€¢6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
â€¢Sliced almonds, toasted
â€¢2 medium ripe peaches, sliced
â€¢2 to 3 tablespoons butter, optional
â€¢In a small bowl, beat eggs and 3 tablespoons preserves. Stir in cream. Arrange bread in a single layer in a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Pour egg mixture over bread; cover and refrigerate overnight.
â€¢ For peach butter, in a small bowl, beat 4 tablespoons butter and remaining preserves until fluffy; set aside.
â€¢ In a large skillet or griddle, melt 2-3 tablespoons butter (if desired). Toast sandwiches until bread is lightly browned on both sides, adding butter if necessary. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and almonds. Serve with peach butter and sliced peaches. Yield: 4 servings.