Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

This gem comes from the Turkey Run Inn at the Turkey Run State Park in Indiana. Perfect make ahead dish for a special holiday breakfast or brunch. Prep time does not include overnight chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place half of the bread cubes over the bottom of a well-buttered 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle cream cheese and blueberries over bread cubes.
  3. Arrange remaining bread cubes over blueberries.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with a rotary beater, beat in milk and the 1/2 cup syrup.
  5. Carefully pour egg mixture over the bread mixture.
  6. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
  7. Bake, covered, in a 375 oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes more or till a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, and topping is puffed and golden brown.
  9. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve warm with blueberry-flavored or maple syrup.
  11. NOTE: To dry bread slices, arrange bread in a single layer on a wire rack, cover loosely and let stand overnight.
  12. Or cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes, spread in a large baking pan.
  13. Bake, uncovered in a 300 oven for 10 to 15 minutes or till dry, stirring twice, cool.

Reviews

(3)
Most Helpful

This was terrific served with warm maple syrup. I substituted Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread for the bread and cut the eggs to 8 to make it a little healthier. I also only used 8 oz cream cheese.

Bogey'sMom November 11, 2008

I think this is the 3rd time I've made this, and we all love it. The only thing is that I can't imagine adding a full 16 oz of cream cheese. On today's batch I only put in 6 oz, and it seemed just right. I also used 1/2 blueberry bread, 1/2 white. Mmmm!

annlouise August 27, 2004

This was a hit on Christmas morning. I used an italian panetone bread I had instead of white bread. It was extra delicious because the bread had a few raisins and a nice taste on it's own. My cream cheese cubes didn't melt as I thought they would but were an amazingly special "surprise" when you bit into this wonderful casserole. I'd make it again; it was very easy and actually tasted like a warm blueberry danish! We did pour on warm maple syrup for the added treat.

Gingerbee December 29, 2002

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