Jam-Stuffed Brioche French Toast

Editor's note: The byline for this recipe was updated on 5/6/2021. Jessica Koslow started making jam in Los Angeles and soon developed such a huge following that she had to expand her business; thus, Sqirl was born. This recipe is just one of the showcases for jam you'll find there. Slideshow: More French Toast Recipes 

Jam-Stuffed Brioche French Toast
It’s Sunday morning and that means one and only one thing: brunch. Photo: © Marcus Nilsson
Total Time:
45 mins


  • Four 1 1/2-inch-thick slices of brioche

  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam, plus more for serving

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • Fleur de sel

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Confectioners’ sugar

  • Crème fraîche, for serving

  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut a 2-inch pocket in the side of each brioche slice; spoon 1 tablespoon of jam in each one.

  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs with the cream, granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of fleur de sel.

  3. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Dip 2 slices of the stuffed brioche in the egg mixture and soak until saturated. Add to the skillet and cook over moderate heat until nicely browned on both sides, about 2 minutes. Transfer the French toast to a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining butter, brioche and egg mixture.

  4. Bake the French toast for about 5 minutes, until cooked through. Transfer to plates and sift confectioners’ sugar evenly on top. Dollop crème fraîche and strawberry jam on the French toast. Squeeze a little lemon juice over each slice and sprinkle with fleur de sel. Serve right away.

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