Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight French Toast

Blueberry french toast 3
Blueberry french toast 3

Blueberry Cheesecake Overnight French Toast

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April 13, 2013

  • Makes: Serves 8.

Ingredients

8 large eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

pinch salt

1/2 8 oz. (250 g) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature

1-2 Tbsp. sugar or maple syrup

half a big loaf of crusty bread, cut into cubes

1/2-1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Blueberry sauce:

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions

1In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. In a small dish, stir together the cream cheese and sugar.

2Cut or tear the bread into cubes into a buttered casserole dish, stopping halfway to add a few dollops of the cream cheese mixture and a handful of blueberries. Add the rest of the bread and scatter with blueberries. Top with blops of the remaining cream cheese.

3Pour the egg mixture evenly overtop; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours, or overnight. Meanwhile, make the blueberry sauce: In a small saucepan, stir together the sugar and cornstarch until there are no more lumps. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and bubbles. Continue to cook for a few more minutes, until the berries burst.

4Remove from the fridge about 30 minutes before baking, as you preheat the oven to 350F. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden and set. Let sit for a few minutes before serving warm, with blueberry sauce or maple syrup. Serves 6.

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