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Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that dots the mixture, which gets a generous topping of blueberry or maple syrup.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs
  • Bake: 50 mins 375°F

Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place half of the bread cubes over the bottom of a well-buttered 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle cream cheese and blueberries over bread cubes. Arrange remaining bread cubes over blueberries.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs with a rotary beater; beat in milk and the 1/2 cup syrup. Carefully pour egg mixture over the bread mixture. Cover dish with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap and cover dish with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, and topping is puffed and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with blueberry-flavor or maple syrup.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

To dry bread slices, arrange bread in a single layer on a wire rack; cover loosely and let stand overnight. Or cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes; spread in a large baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degrees F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry, stirring twice; cool.

Make-Ahead Tip

Prepare as directed. Cover dish with plastic wrap and chill for up to 24 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap and cover dish with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole)

    Per serving:
  • 503 kcal cal.,
  • 30 g fat
  • 386 mg chol.,
  • 497 mg sodium,
  • 40 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 19 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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