2/3 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground dry ginger
Butter, as needed
Maple syrup, to serve
MIX together in a small bowl the cream cheese, cranberries, crystallized ginger and honey. Divide this mixture among 4 slices of the cinnamon swirl bread, spreading to just 1/2 inch from the edge. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread to make 4 sandwiches.
WHISK together in a medium bowl the eggs, half-and-half, cinnamon and dry ginger. Dunk each of the sandwiches into the egg mixture to thoroughly coat and soak them.
MELT in a large skillet over medium heat just enough butter to coat the pan. Working in batches, fry the sandwiches for 4 minutes per side, or until nicely toasted and heated through. Add butter between batches. Serve warm with maple syrup.
Nutrition information: Per serving: 470 calories, 230 calories from fat (49 percent of total calories), 25 grams fat (12 grams saturated, 0 grams trans fats), 230 milligrams cholesterol, 45 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 21 grams sugar, 15 grams protein, 440 milligrams sodium.