Blueberry & Lemon French Toast Casserole Recipe

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Blueberry & Lemon French Toast Casserole

Cindy McLaughlin

By
@GrammiMac

Contributed by: Linda Neal

Scrumptious overnight French toast casserole with a custardy, blueberry filling. Made with cream cheese and lemon for additional creaminess and brightness.


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

3 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

butter, for greasing
6 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
whole milk
1/4 c
heavy cream
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
lemon zest, grated
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
16 oz
loaf challah bread, torm or cut into 1 1/2 inch chuncks or any egg-y bread
2 1/2 c
blueberries
powdered sugar, for serving
maple syrup, for serving

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter a 9" x 13" baking dish.
2
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and salt. The batter will be slightly lumpy from the cream cheese.
3
Add bread to the buttered baking dish and pour egg mixture over the top. Press the bread top to make sure it is fully absorbing the liquid. Sir in blueberries. Cover with foil. Refrigerate at least two hours or overnight.
4
Remove casserole from the fridge and sit at room temperature for 25 minutes before baking. Heat over to 350 degrees F.
5
Bake, covered with foil, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with powered sugar and with lots of maple syrup.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Meatless Monday, #lent