Stuffed French Toast Casserole
10 slices firm bread, in slices or cubed
8 ounces of cream cheese, cubed or softened
10 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of syrup
2 cups of milk (or mixture of half and half, cream and milk equaling two cups)
Fruit, your preference ? strawberries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries etc.
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Butter 9x13 baking dish. Layer half of bread slices or cubed pieces. Cover with cream cheese, either by spreading on bread slices or layering cubed cream cheese pieces, and then layer your choice of fruit.
Cover with remaining bread. Blend eggs, milk, syrup, cinnamon and vanilla, and pour over bread; cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven, and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour. Let cool for 5 minutes, then serve. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
Submitted by Laure from California