Saturday, January 2, 2010

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Overnight Blueberry French Toast
(adapted from
  • 12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries
  • 10 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh or thawed blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange half the bread cubes in the dish, and top with dallops of cream cheese spreading evenly over top. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the cream cheese, and top with remaining bread cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup. Pour over the bread cubes. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Cover, and bake 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until center is firm and surface is lightly browned.
  5. In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, cook 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in the remaining 1 cup blueberries. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, until the blueberries burst. Stir in the butter, and pour over the baked French toast.
Rich and delicious! We enjoyed this Christmas morn, though if your kids don't take to blueberries, they'll just prefer some cereal instead. This was great the next day as well. Blueberry Syrup is great with pancakes too!

1 comment:

Megz said...

you and your blueberries! we'll have to stick to our sausage and bacon over here unforts.