Robard's Steakhouse Candied Bacon French Toast

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Robard's Steakhouse Candied Bacon French Toast

Serving Size
4

PREP TIME

30 minutes

COOK TIME

5 minutes

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What's to say? Blue Cheese French Toast with candied bacon in a bourbon cherry sauce...oh my! Try this decadent dish as an appetizer or dessert. Many thanks to my friends at Robard's Steakhouse at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center for the recipe!

Ingredients

Bourbon Cherry Syrup:

  • 4 oz  Bourbon
  • 0.5 cup  Dry tart cherries
  • 1 cup  Sugar
  • 1 cup  Apple juice
  • 0.5 cup  Maple syrup
  • 0.5 tsp  Orange zest
  • 0.5 tsp  Black pepper

Egg Batter:

  • 2 each  Eggs
  • 0.5 cup  Whole milk
  • ½ tsp  Vanilla extracts
  • dash  Cinnamon fresh grated
  • dash  Nutmeg fresh grated
  • 8 each  1” thick bias cut French bread

Candied Bacon:

  • 4 slices  Applewood Bacon
  • 1 tbs  Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs  Brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp  Thyme
  • ¼ tsp  Crushed red pepper

Assembly:

  • 1 tbs  Whole butter
  • ½ oz  Gorgonzola cheese

Recipe Info

For the Bourbon Cherry Syrup:
  1. Combine all ingredients; simmer, reduce by 1/3 and chill.

For the Candied Bacon:
  1. Lay bacon on rack, mix mustard & brown sugar then brush on, sprinkle thyme & red pepper. Bake @ 350 for 15 minutes.

When ready to cook and serve...

  1. Dip bread in egg batter, soak for 5 minutes. Preheat nonstick skillet to medium heat, add whole butter and soaked bread sliced to pan, cook slowly till light brown, flip and continue cooking till firm than remove and plate. Top with slices of candied bacon and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, add cherry syrup.

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