Saturday, December 11, 2010

Oven French Toast

I got this delicious recipe from my mother-in-law and was an instant fan. It's a little rich for everyday eating but makes a great brunch or special day item. I'll be using leftover frozen cranberries from this fall season for our Christmas batch.

1 loaf of French bread, sliced in half the long way (like you are making a sandwich)
8 oz cream cheese
1 dozen eggs
1 c milk
1 c real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
powdered sugar

Fresh or frozen blueberries, peaches, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries, cherries, walnuts, pecans, shredded coconut, thin sliced apples w/ cinnamon.

Spread cream cheese on the cut sides of the bread. Put halves back together and cut into 1" cubes. Scatter in a buttered 13X9 pan.

Sprinkle fruit/nuts over the cubes.

Mix eggs, milk and syrup. Pour over cubes and let sit overnight.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Sprinkle w/ powdered sugar.

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