Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole
Recipe from Midwest Living

Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this blueberry breakfast casserole.


Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

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Ingredients
  • 12   slices 
    dry white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
  • 2  8  ounce package 
    cream cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1   cup 
    fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 12   
    eggs
  • 2   cups 
    milk
  • 1/2  cup 
    maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
  •  
    Blueberry-flavored, maple, or maple-flavored syrup
Directions
1.
Place half of the bread cubes over the bottom of a well-buttered 13x9x2-inch baking dish (3-quart rectangular). 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 and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
3.
Bake, covered, in a 375 degrees F oven 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-flavored or maple syrup. Makes 8 servings.
Note
  • * To dry bread slices: Arrange bread in a single layer on a wire rack; cover loosely and let stand overnight. Or cut bread with 1/2-inch cubes; spread in a large baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry, stirring twice; cool.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 503, Fat, total (g) 30, chol. (mg) 386, carb. (g) 40, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 19, sodium (mg) 497, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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