Overnight Blueberry French Toast

I'm always looking for new recipes and Pinterest has become land of the mouthwatering recipes to me.  I'm always worried though that just because it looks good in the picture, it will be a disappointment.  Especially when it's a time consuming recipe.  Here's the original recipe.  Trust me, this recipe did not disappoint and tasted even better than it looked.  My husband even said something along the lines of "Are you sure this is dinner because it feels like it should be dessert."  It did taste like bread pudding with blueberry syrup.  Also, I get a little extra satisfaction making something with berries we picked and bread I made, etc.



Overnight Blueberry French Toast



12 slices of day-old bread, cut in 1 inch cubes
2 (8 ounce) bricks of cream cheese, cut in 1 inch cubes
1 cup fresh blueberries
12 eggs beaten
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tbsp butter

Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Arrange half of the bread cubes in the dish and top with the cream cheese cubes.  Sprinkle 1 cup of blueberries over the cream cheese, and top with the remaining bread cubes.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and syrup.  Pour over the bread cubes.  Cover, and refrigerate overnight (or like I did, all day since we had this for dinner).
Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cover, and bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover, and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until the center is firm and the surface is lightly browned.
In a medium sauce pan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and water.  Bring to a boil.  Stirring constantly, cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Mix in the remaining 1 cup of blueberries.  Reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blueberries burst.  Stir in the butter and pour over the baked French toast.

Seriously this stuff is so good!  I ate leftovers for breakfast this morning and it was so good cold even.


Comments

I love Pinterest also and love finding great recipes to try. This one looks delicious!
Liz said…
Oh it definitely is delicious. I really recommend it. And, it's so easy. That's a big bonus to me.

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