Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr

A marvelous brunch, perfect for Christmas, and easier to both make and clean up after than regular French toast. This is perfect topped with a little powdered sugar and maple syrup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350; bake whole slices of bread on cookie sheet until dry, toasting minimally. (Or use a toaster, or lie them out over night - just dehydrate them).
  2. Spread cream cheese on six slices; lay flat in greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
  3. Sandwich with another six slices.
  4. Spread pie filling over second layer; sprinkle over plumped raisins.
  5. Top with six more slices of bread.
  6. In large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, milks, vanilla, syrup, and spices.
  7. Pour over casserole.
  8. Refridgerate overnight.
  9. Place pan in oven before turning it on; turn oven to 350 and bake for 55-60 minutes or until set.
Most Helpful

My boyfriend and friends LOVED this!!! It was a huge hit. It was so simple to make and was very filling. I even used low fat cream cheese and only 4 whole eggs and most of a small carton of egg whites. It was awesome. A bit rich and maybe only used on special occassions but it is awesome. Thanks so much!!

Chef Steelerfanatics girl March 19, 2008

Made this for Christmas morning, and it was a big hit! Real easy to prepare. I took the suggestions of the other reviewers and didn't add maple syrup, and I'll probably won't when I make this again.

Hey Hershey December 26, 2007

I made this recipe as per the instructions and I think that if/when I make this recipe again, I will definately leave out the maple syrup. It is VERY SWEET. Another change I might consider...althought the recipe does not say to, I might consider covering for at least half of the cooking time, mine came out VERY dark (not burnt) on the top.

DJRuhf December 05, 2007