This is my go to casserole for a very special brunch. Recipe seems to come out great every time, even if I change up the bread I use. It was a really big hit the time I made it with Hawaiian Sweet bread!
Cut bread into 1" cubes; Place into well greased 13X9" baking dish.
Cut cream cheese into 1" cubes; scatter over the brad. Top with the frozen blueberries & remaining bread.
In large bowl beat eggs till well blended; add syrup to milk, and add to eggs. Pour all over the bread mixture. Cover with parchment paper and then tightly with aluminium foil. Cover & refrigerate for a minimum of 8 hours.
Remove from oven & let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Baked, covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 25-35 minutes lontger or until golden and middle is set. (some ovens may require even more time.)
SAUCE: In small saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch & water, stirring until smooth. Bring to boil, stirring for 3-4 minutes; stir in thawed blueberries & reduce heat. Simmer 8-10 minutes, or until berries burst. Remove from heat & stir in maple syrup; stir in Vanilla and Maple Extracts; finish with stirring in the butter.