This tasted wonderful! I doubled the recipe to make a 9x13 casserole size. I quadrupled the amount of blueberries, and I'm glad I did. To make spreading the cream cheese easier, I froze a brick of reduced-fat cream cheese and then "shaved" off pieces using a sharp knife. This allowed for it to crumble across the middle layer and was nicely distrubted. I did not make the sauce, and I don't think it was needed. I served this when I had company staying with us. All the children complained about having to eat this, so I guess it's not a child-friendly dish. However, all the adults loved it. This also reheats well.
We all enjoyed this on Christmas morning. Being able to prepare it in advance was a big plus. I did find that I needed to prepare a little more of the milk/egg mixture in order to moisten the bread sufficiently. And I felt that the blueberry sauce needed just a little something - perhaps a squeeze of lemon juice or some lemon rind. But all that said, this is a very good recipe that I would recommend.
This was delicious and everyone really liked it. I had to make a few adjustments based on what I had on hand- I used regular wheat bread and 6 total eggs instead of the egg substitute. I also was out of maple syrup so I used honey and maple extract. I made ahead and froze. The day I served it, I made the fruit sauce but was out of blueberries, so I used frozen strawberries. Even the people who said they didn't want the fruit sauce ended up eating it and loving it. Thanks for a great make ahead meal!
This was a fast and easy casserole. I am giving 5 stars even though I felt the amount of blueberries should be doubled or tripled for the amount of bread used...perhaps just my personal preference. I also subbed sour cream for the cream cheese, and this turned out excellent. Will be making again, but definitely with more berries....and perhaps will try with strawberries next time. Thanks for posting!
Great but as other reviewers have stated you probably need more egg mixture depending on your bread. I used a thick french bread and had to add a bit more milk and some half and half. I only had 6 eggs on hand. Still it was quite tasty and I served it with regular syrup rather than making the berry syrup.
This was excellent! The kids loved it, and the whole pan was gone in no time. Thanks for posting this!
I didn't make the blueberry sauce, but it went very well with regular maple syrup. I will be making it again with the sauce this time :)
Very good for Christmas morning. I, also, had to add a little more egg/milk to adequately cover the bread I used. This was a big hit with the family and super easy to fix up the night before.
This was great. I had left over ricotta cheese. Added a couple spoons of sugar. And mixed it with the cream cheese. Everyone loved it.