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Blueberry French Toast

A local blueberry grower shared this recipe with me, and it's the best breakfast dish I've ever tasted. With the cream cheese and berry combination, this blueberry french toast casserole reminds me of dessert. —Patricia Axelsen, Aurora, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (1-3/4 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 12 slices day-old white bread, crusts removed
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 12 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • Cut bread into 1-in. cubes; place half in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cut cream cheese into 1-in. cubes; place over bread. Top with blueberries and remaining bread cubes.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk and syrup in a large bowl. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Combine the sugar, water and cornstarch in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, 3 minutes. Stir in blueberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until berries burst, 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Serve with French toast.
Editor's Note
If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 621 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 350mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • Moonbeam
    Feb 14, 2021

    I have been making this for years! 20+. Every time I do it's a huge hit! People aren't sure if they are eating a main dish or a dessert. So yes most definitely a hit. It's also great with a mixture of fruits. Mixed berries or even peaches. Yes you can by pass the overnight step as well, leaving it overnight makes the eggs custard up more.

  • Moonbeam
    Feb 14, 2021

    I have been making this for years! 20+. Every time I do it's a huge hit! People aren't sure if they are eating a main dish or a dessert. So yes most definitely a hit. It's also great with a mixture of fruits. Mixed berries or even peaches. Yes you can by pass the overnight step as well, leaving it overnight makes the eggs custard up more.

  • JenandBry
    Sep 28, 2020

    Made for dinner tonight. My family loved it! Voted by my kids as a recipe to add to my personal recipe collection. Very easy to make. We skipped the overnight step and mixed this recipe up and cooked it immediately. Turned out so amazing! Looking forward to making again!

  • kimmerrou
    Jul 3, 2020

    I have made this several times and it was very yummy. Here's a nice thing to know... When it's warm it's breakfast and when you partake of the yumminess cold because you didn't want to take the time to hear it up, it becomes dessert (think blueberry cheesecake) this is one of the many things I am thankful for my husband for (his impatient "I'll just eat it cold." has discovered different things along this line.)

  • Googeegaga
    Oct 25, 2019

    Lovely! I used day old sour dough - I can recommend it!

  • Linda Lee
    Aug 6, 2019

    No comment left

  • cindiak
    Nov 13, 2018

    Very delicious. Definitely use real maple syrup, it does make a difference. I also use brioche bread for a richer flavor.

  • Jennie Zach
    Mar 30, 2018

    This has been our families favorite breakfast dish for over 10 years! Make for almost every holiday usually the day beforehand so I have more time to spend with my family!

  • 603linda
    Jan 17, 2018

    I have been making this recipe for years and it is delicious. If you don't have real maple syrup on hand you can use any maple flavored syrup. A great company brunch recipe.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Dec 26, 2017

    Excellent! Made this for Christmas morning breakfast. It was yummy!