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Double-Berry French Toast Casserole

 

Double-Berry French Toast Casserole

 

BRUNCH

 

Total Time: 1 hr, 50 mins

Prep Time: 1 hr

Cook Time: 50 mins

Yield: 8-10 servings

Dish Size: 4 quarts

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 6 ounces raspberries
  • 16 ounces strawberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar (for berries)
  • 3 tbsp sugar (for French toast batter)
  • 10 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into diagonal slices
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • garnish with maple syrup, raspberries, strawberries, and whipped cream

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

  1. Combine strawberries, raspberries, and 3 tablespoons of sugar in medium bowl and stir until evenly coated. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain berry liquid into small bowl and reserve the berries.
  3. Add softened cream cheese into berry liquid and stir until combined.
  4. Spread berry cream cheese mixture evenly over French bread slices and place, mixture side up, in a temp-tations 13x9 baker.
  5. Sprinkle set-aside berries over the mixture, then top with remaining French bread slices.
  6. In a medium bowl whisk together milk, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, eggs, and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  7. Pour milk mixture evenly over bread slices.
  8. Cover casserole with foil and refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  9. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  10. Serve with whipped cream, fresh berries, and maple syrup.

 

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