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Maple French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cubed French bread
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup warm heavy whipping cream (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Additional maple syrup

Directions

  • 1. Place bread in a greased 2-qt. baking dish; press down gently. Sprinkle with raisins. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in whipping cream and syrup; mix well. Whisk together the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt; add to cream cheese mixture.
  • 2. Pour evenly over bread; lightly press bread into egg mixture with a spatula. Cover; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 20-25 minutes longer or until center is set and the top is golden brown. Serve with syrup.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 442 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 283mg cholesterol, 392mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

Reviews

Average Rating: 4.5
  • christquest
    May 24, 2014

    Delicious! Even after I lightened it up a bit with whole grain bread and fat free cream cheese. Definately a keeper!

  • pricey22
    Dec 28, 2011

    Great recipe. Made this up Christmas Eve for Christmas breakfast and it was a hit. Made a hectic Christmas morning a lot easier.

  • LuvMyWesties
    Mar 8, 2011

    I served this recipe to six lovely and talented collegiates staying with us last weekend. It went over very well. I also changed the recipe a bit by adding the extra cream cheese and next time I think I would also increase the liquid just a bit. Other than that, I found it very tasty and will add this to my "company for breakfast" recipes!!!!

  • NevadaRose
    Jan 24, 2011

    This is very good. Mixes up quickly, smells wonderful and was enjoyed by all when I took it into the office. It's a keeper!

  • atche
    Oct 19, 2010

    AWESOME!!! The Best ever!! Served it to company and they ALL loved it! Said it tasted just like their Mother's!!

  • srkaiser
    Aug 27, 2010

    My family of five LOVED this recipe and now cheer every time I make it.

  • ange_b
    Dec 31, 1969

    I've made this twice & received rave reviews each time. I did double the cream cheese the second time. It seemed to make it more moist. I think it would also be good to sprinkle cinn & sugar on top prior to baking.

  • Sungold
    Dec 31, 1969

    This seems like a bread pudding...not that there's anything wrong with that! Sounds delicious!

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