Almond Pan Perdu w/ Sweet Honey Mascarpone & Blackberries 

"A delicious simple yet fancy brunch the whole family will love. Almond Pan Perdu with Sweet Honey Mascarpone and Blackberries is the perfect lazy morning made to impress breakfast."


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sugar bourbon eggs half and half honey vanilla  orange zest salt crushed almonds French bread  unsalted butter mascarpone cheese sliced blanched almonds toasted confectioners sugar blackberries light brown sugar

Steps Part 1

– Combine the blackberries and light brown sugar in a small bowl and set aside MAKING THE PAN PERDU – Slice the stale french bread into 3/4 inch thick slices.  Stale bread works best because it will absorb the more liquid without getting too mushy.  It just holds the shape better. – In a large bowl whisk together sugar, bourbon, eggs, half and half, honey, vanilla, orange zest, salt, and crushed almonds. – Preheat oven to 275 degrees – Pour egg mixture into a 9X2 cake pan.  Lay sliced bread into the pan.  Allow to absorb 1 minute then turn and allow the other side to rest and absorb the bread mixture for another 3 minutes or until the egg mixture almost completely absorbed.

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Steps Part 2

– In a large cast iron skillet melt 1 tbsp butter. over medium-low heat. Take 1/2 the slice of bread from the egg mixture, and place in the cast iron skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely browned.  Place bread on a baking sheet and allow to finish cooking in the oven for 10-15 minutes.  Repeat this step with the other half of bread slices. SWEET HONEY MASCARPONE – In a medium bowl whisk together mascarpone, honey, salt, and orange zest. – Once fully cooked the bread should spring back just like a cake would when you push on the top (be extra careful it will be hot).  Remove from bread from the oven, place on a plate, spread with mascarpone mixture top with blackberries, sliced almonds, and confectioners sugar.

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Recipe Basic Into


4-6 people




1 hour





1. Can I reheat the leftovers? Yes, I recommend reheating on the stove top.  Reheating in the microwave can make it tough to chew.

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