This is a delicious breakfast idea. Make it the night before and bake it the next morning. This is good to use on Christmas Eve and bake on Christmas morning,..It is so delicious. Maple syrup is very expensive here so I use maple flavored syrup and it is good.
Cube bread and place half in buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Cube cream cheese and distribute over bread cubes. Add chopped pecans. Cover with remaining half of bread cubes. Beat eggs, milk and syrup together. Carefully pour over bread mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with heated syrup and fresh fruit