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Romeo and Juliet Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Romeo and Juliet French Toast Casserole is an overnight, oven baked french toast stuffed with guava paste and cream cheese.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 12 slices brown sugar-cinnamon bread or other sliced bread of your preference
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz or 227 gr) or mascarpone, at room temperature
  • 10.5 oz guava paste (or 300 gr) medium diced*
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 can guava shells in heavy syrup (17 oz or 482 gr.) medium diced*
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 dash of ground cloves
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Honey or cinnamon-sugar to sprinkle
  • *These ingredients can be found both at Latin markets and online.

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, mix the guava paste with the water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and let cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The paste will be partially melted. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Let cool.
  2. In a electric mixer, whip the cream cheese or mascarpone a bit at low speed. Add the partially melted guava paste and beat until well combined. Add the guava shells and mix well by hand. Reserve.
  3. Grease with butter or non-stick butter flavor cooking spray a 9 × 13 inch (about 33 x 23 cm) glass baking dish. Layer 6 bread slices. Cover with the whipped softened cream cheese/marcarpone-guava mixture.
  4. Cover with remaining bread, pressing down gently to seal the edges. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk, coconut milk, condensed milk, spices, salt, and vanilla extract until well blended, and pour on top of the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for 4 hours.
  5. Preheat oven at 375 º F (190º C) and bake the Romeo and Juliet French Toast Casserole for 45-50 minutes or until set. Serve Romeo and Juliet French Toast Casserole warm with honey or sprinkle either a mixture of cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar on top. Enjoy!