Baked Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast (Christmas Movie Series)

Over my years of watching holiday tv movies, I’ve noticed that there are pretty much two different career paths that our plucky protagonists follow in Christmas movies:

Food (this is mostly baking, but any sort of food job qualifies):

  • Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (chef and a food critic; two-for-one)
  • Christmas in Connecticut (food columnist)
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (chef)
  • Matchmaker Santa (baker)
  • A Cookie Cutter Christmas (OK, she’s a teacher, but the whole thing revolves around a cookie baking competition and her love interest prides himself on his cooking abilities)
  • Let it Snow (it may be a stretch, but the woman who runs the ski lodge is always cooking something. Food does play a big role here)
  • Ice Sculpture Christmas (chef)

PR (this includes marketing and advertising as well)

  • Christmas Cupid (PR)
  • Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (PR)
  • 12 Wishes of Christmas (PR)
  • Fir Crazy (Marketing)
  • Window Wonderland (Marketing)
  • Let it Snow (Marketing)
  • Northpole (reporter; I only count this because when I went to journalism school, I had to take PR classes, so they are pretty intertwined)
  • Hitched for the Holidays (advertising)
  • The Santa Clause (marketing)
  • 12 Gifts of Christmas (advertising)

Sometimes, you’ll come across the ones who are working one job but dream of making it big doing something else (Holiday in Handcuffs: waitress/wanna be artist meets architect who wants his own firm; Christmas Under Wraps: doctor must work in small town, but really wants a big city job)

People who work for Corporate or in Finance are usually the scrooges: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (she gets better though), Fir Crazy, The Best Christmas Party Ever, Charming Christmas 

For this recipe, I decided to revamp a dish I created a long time ago (way before this blog). It may sound complicated, but it is so easy and really delicious!

1 8oz brick of cream cheese, softened
1/2 can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tubes of refrigerated crescent rolls
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice.

Open the crescent tubes and roll out the triangles.

Spoon a generous amount of the filling onto the triangle and roll it up.  

Place the filled rolls into a baking dish. I used a 7×11.
In another bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over the top of the rolls. Like I said, I used a 7×11 dish. If you use a bigger one, you may want to increase the egg by 1 and the milk by about 1/2 a cup, maybe a little less.  

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Again, if you use a bigger dish, you may want to cook it a bit less because the egg will be more spread out. Just keep your eye on it.   This was so delicious! My house was filled with smells of cinnamon and baked rolls the whole time they were in the oven. The top is nice a crusty but the inside is really soft and creamy with the filling.

Such a great holiday breakfast! Or anytime of year!


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