Cranberry French Bread Breakfast/Brunch Casserole

Cranberry French Bread Breakfast/brunch Casserole

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This casserole makes a wonderful brunch dish; especially around the holidays or when you have guests.

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Serves:
9-12 servings
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 c
    french bread, torn into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pkg
    8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 6
    eggs
  • 2 1/4 c
    milk
  • 1/3 c
    maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ORANGE SAUCE

  • 4 tsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1/2 c
    chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter

How to Make Cranberry French Bread Breakfast/Brunch Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Butter a 2-qt. rectangular casserole dish. Arrange half of the bread in a single layer.
  2. Slice the cream cheese into 1/2 inch slices. Arrange slices on top of bread and then sprinkle with dried cranberries. Top with remaining bread.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, and maple syrup. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Press bread lightly with the back of a large wooden spoon to coat with egg mixture. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 additional minutes. Let casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the Orange sauce. In a small saucepan, combine 4 tsp. cornstarch and 1 tbsp. sugar. Stir in 1 1/4 cups orange juice.
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Add 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries and 1 tbsp. butter. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Serve warm.

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About Cranberry French Bread Breakfast/Brunch Casserole

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium



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