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Cherry French Toast Casserole

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 12 slices day old bread I pick up my bread at the local bread outlet store
  • 16 oz. cream cheese two 8 oz. packages
  • 1 cup thawed frozen sweet cherries
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Sugar to sprinkle on top optional

Instructions

  • Cut bread into cubes. Place half of the bread cubes in a buttered 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish.
  • Cut the cream cheese into 1 inch cubes and layer on top of bread cubes in dish.
  • Top with thawed cherries (and juice) and then remaining bread cubes.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla extract till completely combined.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread mixture.
  • Press bread down into the liquid to make sure everything gets absorbed.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to baking. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Bake casserole, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle top with granulated sugar and bake until top is golden brown and mixture is set in the center, about 25-30 minutes.