Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake without any overnight chilling is the perfect cross between a french toast bake and blueberry cream cheese danish.

INGREDIENTS

FRENCH TOAST BAKE

  • 1 loaf French bread (I also routinely use a loaf of Texas Toast)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (half and half would work too)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into 16 pieces
  • 1 pint blueberries washed and dried

BROWN SUGAR TOPPING

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into small squares

INSTRUCTIONS

FRENCH TOAST BAKE:

  1. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Chop the bread into 3/4 – 1 inch cubes and put it in the bowl with the egg mixture and toss well until all the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Pour half of the bread and egg mixture into the pan, top with half of the cream cheese and blueberries.
  5. Pour over the remaining bread mixture then top with remaining cream cheese and blueberries.

BROWN SUGAR TOPPING:

  1. In a small bowl or a food processor add the flour, remaining brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and mix.
  2. Cut in the butter with a fork or pulse in the food processor for 5-10 seconds or until the butter and brown sugar mixture is crumbly.
  3. Cover evenly with the brown sugar-butter topping and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is crispy and the center is no longer wet.

SOURCE: Dinner, then Dessert