make-ahead berry french toast casserole

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By Kristy Marceaux
from Port Neches, TX

Not only for breakfast, but makes a great dessert!

cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For make-ahead berry french toast casserole

  • 1
    loaf french bread
  • 8
    eggs
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3 oz
    package cream cheese
  • 16 oz
    bag mixed berries, divided
  • 1/2 c
    light karo syrup

How To Make make-ahead berry french toast casserole

  • 1
    Cut french bread into 1-inch chunks and place in a large bowl. In a seperate bowl, mix together the eggs through the salt. Pour over the french bread and toss to coat thoroughly. Spray a 13X9 pan with cooking spray. Add half of the bread. Dot with half the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of berries. Add the remaining bread and dot with the remaining cream cheese and 1/4 cup of berries. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 2
    For the syrup ~ Put the remaining berries and juices in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan with the corn syrup. Heat to a simmer, stirring constantly. Continue to simmer until the mixture is thickened.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the casserole for about 30 minutes, until browned on the top and firm in the center. Serve with syrup.

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