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Creamy Strawberry French Toast Bake

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.

Makes

8 servings

On Sunday mornings I like to take it easy, but I also want my family to have a nice breakfast. This recipe allows me to sleep in but still feel as if I'm a fabulous mom. Win! —Alynn Hansen, Mona, Utah
Creamy Strawberry French Toast Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) cinnamon bread, cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Sweetened whipped cream

Directions

  1. Toss 2 cups strawberries with sugar. In another bowl, beat the next 5 ingredients until smooth. Place half the bread in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spoon cream cheese mixture over bread. Layer with strawberry mixture and remaining bread. Whisk eggs and cream until blended; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream and remaining strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 431 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein.

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