Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

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

Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
50 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 12 slices dry white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 8 cups)

  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • 12 eggs

  • 2 cup milk

  • ½ cup maple syrup or maple-flavor syrup

  • Blueberry-flavor, maple, or maple-flavor syrup

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°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.

*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°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°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 (per serving)

503 Calories
30g Fat
40g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Cholesterol 386mg 129%
Sodium 497mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Protein 19g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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