Friday, September 21, 2007

Blueberry French Toast Bake

Updated to add-
Visit this website to purchase the entire cookbook with this recipe and many others like it. Thanks, Nancy for the link!

Fall is in the air and when it is, I love to have something warm and yummy for breakfast.

This morning I made this casserole for us and I wanted to share the recipe with you. It is from an awesome regional cookbook I have. Take the time to make the syrup. It is soooo worth it.

Blueberry French Toast Bake

one large loaf French bread, cubed
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
8 ounces fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
2 cups milk
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/3 cup maple-flavored syrup
cinnamon to taste

Brown Sugar Syrup

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup light corn syrup
salt to taste

To prepare the French Toast-

Sprinkle half of the bread cubes in a greased 2 quart baking dish. Add cream cheese cubes and blueberries. Top with remaining bread cubes.
Combine milk, eggs and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Pour over the layers in the baking dish and press down lightly to saturate bread with liquid. Combine butter and syrup in a bowl, mix well. Pour over the layers and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours. (Overnight is great!) Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

To prepare Syrup-
Combine brown sugar, cream and corn syrup and salt in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until smooth, stirring to blend well. Do not boil. Serve with French toast.

6 comments:

Suzi said...

This sounds amazing!! My husband loves when I make things like this.
Thanks for sharing the wealth. I'll let you know how mine turns out;)

ValleyGirl said...

Wow. I just had lunch but my mouth is watering!! I'm going to try this sometime soon! Thanks so much for sharing.

thediaperdiaries said...

Ooh, I have a brunch I have to bring a dish for next week. I think this will be on the menu.

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

You had me at "cream cheese."

Mouth watering tonight. Good thing I'm too tired to take this on right now. ;)

amy said...

that sounds so yummy and not too difficult


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Nancy said...

This is only one of the awesome recipes in Beach Appetit, a cookbook you can buy a copy at www.jlec.org