A girlfriend of mine turned me on to this and I have made it a many times (baby showers, for the day after Thanksgiving, etc. ) It is always a hit. It's perfect for Christmas morning when you don't want to cook. You make it the day before and then just heat up in the morning. It is super rich but very yummy. I got the exact recipe off of www.About.com
A delicious French toast bake with cream cheese and blueberry sauce.
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
- 12 slices white bread, crusts removed
- 2 packages (16 ounces total) cream cheese
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
- 12 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or other syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon butter
Preparation:Cut bread into 1-in cubes; place half in a greased 13- x 9-i x 2-inch baking dish. Cut cream cheese into 1-inch cubes; place over bread. Top with blueberries and remaining bread. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Whisk in milk and syrup, blending well. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes more or until golden brown and the center is set.
In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; add water. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in blueberries; reduce heat. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until berries have burst. Stir in butter until melted. Serve sauce with French toast.
Serves 6 to 8