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Blueberry French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.

Makes

8 servings (1-3/4 cups sauce)

A local blueberry grower shared this recipe with me, and it's the best breakfast dish I've ever tasted. With the cream cheese and berry combination, this blueberry french toast casserole reminds me of dessert. —Patricia Axelsen, Aurora, Minnesota
Blueberry French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 12 slices day-old white bread, crusts removed
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 12 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Cut bread into 1-in. cubes; place half in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cut cream cheese into 1-in. cubes; place over bread. Top with blueberries and remaining bread cubes.
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk and syrup in a large bowl. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Combine the sugar, water and cornstarch in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, 3 minutes. Stir in blueberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until berries burst, 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Serve with French toast.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 621 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 350mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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