Recipes and Cooking Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole 3.8 (65) 5 Reviews Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that dots the mixture, which gets a generous topping of blueberry or maple syrup. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 2, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 50 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts 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 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. 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 503 Calories 30g Fat 40g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.