Berry Good Morning Breakfast Casserole (oamc)

Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Adapted from "Mega Cooking" by Jill Bond.

Directions

  1. Trim crusts off the bread and cut into cubes.
  2. Cut cream cheese into i/2 inch cubes.
  3. Spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with non stick baking spray.
  4. Arrange 1/2 of bread cubes in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Top with 1/2 of the cream cheese cubes, mixing the layers somewhat (you do not want smooth layers).
  6. Mix all berries together and pour on top.
  7. Top with remaining cream cheese and then ending with remaining bread cubes.
  8. In large bowl beat together remaining ingredients.
  9. Pour entire mixture on top.
  10. This can be frozen as is or baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and then frozen. Be sure to wrap and label before freezing.
  11. To reheat:
  12. from raw: thaw in fridge overnight then bake as directed above.
  13. from baked: cover with oven proof lid and bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until completely warmed through.
  14. Serve with your favourite syrup.
Most Helpful

The recipes left out one critical preparation step for this dish. You MUST let it set for at least a few hours (better overnight!) before you bake it! So pour the egg mixture over the bread, cream cheese & fruit, cover & refrigerate. Then bake covered at 350 for 30 minutes, remove the cover and bake for an additional 30 minutes. I used frozen strawberries, so I had to bake an additional 10 minutes to accommodate the extra liquid.

Also, a little hit of maple syrup made all the difference if you want some sweetness. I thought this was delicious!

kaliczi January 18, 2013

I really had high hopes for this and ended up not caring for it at all. To make it better, next time I would use half the bread (and choose a sweet variety, not plain white), half the cream cheese, and add sugar. This was not sweet, except the sweetness of the berries, even though I used extra honey.

Radish4ever May 31, 2012

Changes I made: Only used about two thirds of a loaf of bread. Only used one 8-ounce block of cream cheese instead of two. Used frozen blueberries and frozen chopped peaches as that was what I had on hand. Results: It was tasty but not overwhelmingly so. I think it would really need to be jazzed up somehow for me to make it again. I think I would enjoy much more fruit and much less bread, and I could probably get away with using less milk and fewer eggs. Also, it took at least an hour to bake.

spanica January 01, 2011