I lived in Paris for a long time, and my kids were raised there, so this french dessert is a little taste of home. My girls and I have always loved afternoon tea, and we still love small little finger treats you can eat with a delicious cup of tea in the afternoon. This dessert was a way to combine the idea of tea, high tea desserts, and our home in Paris.
Who doesn’t love French Toast? Especially Stuffed French Toast! But the fat & calories relegate it to a decadent breakfast treat we only allow ourselves on special occasions. My grilled version swaps butter for a scant bit of healthy olive oil. Substituting agave for white sugar & Greek yogurt for cream cheese also decrease fat & calories & increase health benefits. The vitamins in fresh fruit & a homemade strawberry balsamic drizzle seal the deal. No you can have French Toast whenever you want!
Several years ago, my husband and I vacationed in the lovely town of Lake Placid, in New York state. There we found a traditional diner offering a delicious breakfast option of plain yogurt topped with grapefruit and orange segments, and nutty granola. That combination inspired this citrus cheesecake tart. The cheesecake portion is lightly grapefruit flavored, but I always include orange segments as part of the garnish.