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Raspberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole

kelsey
This overnight french toast casserole has tart raspberries and a smooth cream cheese filling in each bite. The crispy top and custard-like bottom will have you going back for seconds....and thirds!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 12 c cubed french bread (about 1 large loaf)
  • 2 c raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • c sugar
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 ⅔ c milk
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • powdered sugar optional

Instructions
 

  • Use cooking spray to grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13 pan; set aside.
  • Cut the bread into 1 ½ inch cubes until you have about 12 cups. Add about ⅔ of the bread cubes into the bottom of the dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and ⅓ c sugar and stir until smooth.
  • Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the first layer of bread cubes. No need to spread it out - keeping it in dollops will be perfect!
  • Sprinkle the berries on next followed by the remainder of the bread cubes. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Then whisk in the milk, ½ c sugar and vanilla.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Press the bread cubes down to help each cube soak up some of the liquid. Cover the casserole with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning (or when you're ready to bake it), preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake the casserole (uncovered) for 45-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 and the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest a few minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve with maple syrup.
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