This is a warm French toast dish my step-mom made once years ago, and my kids have never stopped asking for it. Now they are making it for their kids! Drizzle melted butter over each serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve with warm maple syrup. Strawberries can be used in place of blueberries.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat eggs, milk, flour, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth; add bread cubes and stir until well coated. Pour bread mixture into prepared baking dish. Top evenly with blueberries, pecans, and cream cheese cubes. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Bake uncovered in preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 38.9g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 138.1mg; sodium 453.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
I picked up whole wheat Italian bread by mistake and I'm so glad I did. It was perfect. We loved this and I highly recommend it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2014
Bland nobody wanted the leftovers. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
I picked up whole wheat Italian bread by mistake and I'm so glad I did. It was perfect. We loved this and I highly recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2014
Bland nobody wanted the leftovers. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2014
I made this in my SLOW COOKER as I do not have a stove. I didn't soak overnight just threw it all in there lol I adjusted the servings to 2 for just myself and it took about 2 hours to cook. It came out WONDERFUL! I used Texas Toast and I don't have any flour so I used some Buttermilk Pancake Mix instead which flour is it's mainly ingredient. Also didn't cube the bread but instead made a " Sandwich" using sweetened. cream cheese. MMmm...this will be a weekend favorite for me from now on!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2013
Delicious. I made a few small changes. I used about 2/3 of a loaf of my own homemade whole wheat bread and nearly doubled the blueberries. I only let it set to soak about 1 1/2 hours and it was fine. My family (me husband 4 yr and 2 yr old daughters) ate nearly the entire pan full! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2017
Turned out well. I used frozen blue berries instead. Could have used more sugar or syrup. Good looking dish and easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
I made this for a smaller crowd so I halved the recipe and instead of curbing the cream cheese I softened it in the microwave added cinnamon and sugar to it and mixed it in in the pan before baking! It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/31/2013
It was okay. Would be better with sweeter bread than the homemade sourdough I used and definitely still needed syrup. Read More
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