Years ago I put this recipe together for my children to put in the oven early Mother's Day Morning. At that time my husband did well to boil water and make toast so this was a great solution for everyone. Later my family learned to make it themselves and now they have it on this special day in their homes.
In a large bowl place all 6 eggs and beat lightly, add 1/2 cup sugar and blend until dissolved. Add cream cheese a little at a time until well combined. Add Heavy cream and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
Pour evenly over bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning preheat the oven to 350' Remove the baking pan from the refrigerator and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until bread is set. Remove from oven. Next open can of pie cherries and pour the juice into a small sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and cook down about 50% and add in the cherries. Plate the bread pudding and serve with cherries over the top.
Maple syrup or brandy flavoring can be substituted for brandy.
Put dollop of whipped topping over the cherries if desired.