Blueberry Cream Cheese Baked French Toast

This looked and sounded too good not to repost. Original Recipe Here. I’m going to be making this in the very near future…you can count on that.

Ingredients
FRENCH TOAST
12 slices bread, any kind
2 8oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
12 large eggs
2 cup milk
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
BLUEBERRY SAUCE
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 Tablespoon butter

French Toast Casserole:
Spray 9 X 13 inch dish with Pam. Cut or tear bread into cubes and arrange in the bottom of dish
Cut up cream cheese into 1 in cubes. Drop the cream cheese cubes over the top of the bread. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the top.
In mixing bowl, combine 12 eggs, 2 cups milk, 1/3 cup maple syrup. Pour this mixture over the bread, cream cheese and blueberries. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
Blueberry Sauce:
You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate, then warm up before serving.
Stir together 1 cup sugar and 2 Tbls cornstarch in a medium sauce pan. Add 1 cup water and stir until smooth. Stir well so cornstarch won’t be clumpy. Heat to boiling and stir 2-3 minutes until thickened.
Add 1 cup blueberries, simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until blueberries start to burst. Don’t let them all burst. I like some of the blueberries whole.
Turn heat off the blueberry sauce and stir in 1 Tbls butter. Store in plastic or glass container and refrigerate until ready to use.
The next morning preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take casserole out of the refrigerator. Place covered cassrole in a 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until top is a golden brown and the center is set.
While the casserole is baking, you can heat up the blueberry sauce on top of the oven or microwave until warm. Serve over top of casserole.

Alternate Sauce, I call it cheating.
Take jam or preserves, what ever flavor of fruit you are using to make this. Put preserves in small sauce pan, add 1 Tbls cornstarch, mix until smooth, add additional fruit if desired. Warm in sauce pan until smooth and thickened. Serve over the french toast, ice cream or anything else you can think of.

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