Blueberry French Toast202 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 1 hr
- Ready In: 15 hr
“This recipe is so different and delicious! Easy to prepare the night before and bake in the morning. Perfect for Easter or Christmas brunch. This recipe is a family tradition. You may use either fresh or frozen blueberries for this dish.” - by Robin
Original recipe yields 12 servings
- Place half of the bread cubes in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle cream cheese on top of bread cubes. Top with 1 cup blueberries and remaining bread. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk and maple syrup. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover pan and refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, remove pan from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover pan and bake for an additional 30 minutes, until golden brown and center is set.
- To make Sauce: In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, add water. Boil over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in blueberries and reduce heat. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until the berries have burst. Stir in butter until melted. Serve the sauce over squares of french toast.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 374 cal
- 14.7 g
- 49 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (202)Rate This Recipe
"I've had the original version as described here, which is good but can be improved - trust me! I've tried several variations of this and other similar recipes ("Overnight Blueberry French Toast"), and..." See more this is my family's favorite: Cut eggs back to 9-10, and add 1 tsp. vanilla to the egg/milk mixture. Six to 8 oz. cream cheese is plenty. Spreading the cream cheese on the bread before slicing is a great idea if you have family members who aren't fond of cream cheese - it's less visible. Otherwise, cut into small dice no bigger than 1/2 inch (a little messy, but much better than the 1 inch squares suggested in other recipes). It's critical to sprinkle cinnamon (I like Pampered Chef's "Cinnnamon Plus" spice blend) on both the bottom and top layers of bread cubes - the cinnamon could be added to the egg mixture as well, but I would still sprinkle extra on top. For the sauce, use only about 1-2 tsp. of cornstarch, especially if you prepare it ahead of time - otherwise the sauce becomes too thick. Reduce the sugar to 1/4-1/3 cup, and add the juice of half a lemon for a little zip. Tip: Be careful not to use too much bread -- the dish can't "puff up" if all of the cubes aren't sufficiently saturated. Also, as much as I love the sauce, the dish is equally good and maybe even better with real maple syrup. Enjoy!"
"This was DELICIOUS as a light supper with a sausage patty on the side. I divided this recipe down to make 3 servings. Used homemade white bread and frozen, rinsed blueberries (that's all that I had ..." See moreon hand). For my 3 servings, I did use 3-1/2 oz. of cream cheese, 2/3 cup blueberries, and 1/4 cup chopped pecans in the refrigerated mixture. (Spread the cheese over all the slices of bread before cutting them into cubes.) For the sauce I increased the blueberries to 1/2 cup and added the juice of 1/2 a lemon. Only had time to chill this for about 2 hours. Baked it in an 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch glass loaf pan. VERY YUMMY!"
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