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Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast

French bread topped with cream cheese and blueberry sauce for a hearty brunch. This berry french toast bake makes enough for the whole family and is great for potlucks or buffets.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf DAY OLD French bread or other crusty bread 14-16 ounces
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package cream cheese 8 ounces

For Blueberry Sauce

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries

Instructions

  • Cut bread into cubes or tear into small pieces.  Place in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Cut cream cheese into 1-in. cubes; place over bread. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half and half, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour over bread in the pan. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • While covered bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. To check, insert a knife in the center. If it comes out clean, it's done.

Blueberry Sauce

  • In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, and cornstarch until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook mixture and stir until thickened, 2-4 minutes. Stir in the blueberries. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until berries begin to break down about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with the French toast bake.

Notes

The cream cheese is cut up into chunks and placed on top with the berries but you can also mix it until creamy and spread it throughout. The choice is yours.