• 13 Ratings

Bust out the maple syrup! It's the only addition needed to take this stuffed French casserole to decadent brunch perfection.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins plus overnight chilling
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Grease a 3-quart baking dish. Cut each baguette into 1-inch slices, cutting to but not through bottom of loaf. For filling: In a medium bowl beat mascarpone and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar until combined. Fold in blueberries. Spoon filling between baguette slices; arrange baguettes side by side in prepared dish.

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  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, remaining vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour over bread. Cover; chill overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover dish. In a small bowl stir together remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over bread. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until egg mixture is set, covering with foil the last 15 minutes if necessary to prevent overbrowning. Remove; let cool slightly. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 123mg; sodium 404mg; potassium 179mg; carbohydrates 68g; fiber 2g; sugar 39g; protein 11g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 497IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 85mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 124mg; iron 3mg.
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Reviews

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2019
My daughter made this recipe for Christmas brunch. It looked elegant and tasted amazing. The recipe says to prepare and chill overnight, but with small children, she forgot to prepare it in advance. She prepared it Christmas morning and popped it directly into the oven with great results! I would add that it is a convenience to prepare in advance, but definitely not necessary.
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/24/2019
OMG this recipe is amazing. Ive made it sooo many times and get rave reviews. Ive always used marscapone and i add lemon zest to the maracapone mixture. The first time i made it i dis it exactly as directed. It was a beautiful presentation. The nezt time i cut the bread into chunks and did a layer of bread then did a layer of the cheese mixture and topped with remaining bread. Still amazing and less work lol. Reheats really well . amazing dish
Rating: 4.0 stars
01/01/2020
Beautiful presentation! I wanted to make it according to the recipe, but I couldn’t justify All. That. Sugar. So I cut the powdered sugar in half and didn’t add sugar to the egg mixture. It was still fabulous and no one could tell it was missing anything. I also added 1/2 tsp Almond extract (bec I love the flavor). I love the suggestion to cut the bread into chunks, and I’m going to try an apple-and-white-raisin version next.
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Rating: 4.0 stars
01/04/2020
Good flavor and so pretty! I cut back on sugar throughout and it was still definitely sweet enough. Browned/burned suddenly so keep a close eye last few min. Much soggier than I’d expected, that’s the only thing I didn’t like about this recipe.
Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2019
Even eating it leftover it was unbelievable!
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