This is a rich, sweet, and savory breakfast or brunch dish. The sweetness of the peaches complements the creamy textures of cream cheese and eggs. Using a full-bodied bread like brioche will add even more flavor to this meal, but anything nice and thick is recommended. Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and orange zest.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 slices
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread cream cheese thickly on 1 side of each slice of bread. Cascade the bread in 2 rows in the bottom of a baking dish.

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  • Combine eggs, milk, peach syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl; whisk to combine. Pour mixture over bread. Arrange sliced peaches on top. Pour melted butter over the peaches. Cover baking dish and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Sprinkle pecans on top of bread mixture just before baking. Sprinkle brown sugar on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use peaches packed in natural juice instead of syrup. You can use fresh peaches during the season, just save as much juice from the slicing of them as you can.

You can use half-and-half in place of milk, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

607 calories; protein 22.2g; carbohydrates 52.7g; fat 35.2g; cholesterol 308.4mg; sodium 719mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2020
This was such a simple and delicious recipe! I did add 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to the milk mixture and I used about 3/4 cup chopped pecans and a 1/4 cup brown sugar for the topping. I served it with maple syrup and whipped cream and it was amazing! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2020
This was ok, but not fantastic. The only thing I did differently was use peaches in lite juice. If I made it again I would double the amount of peaches and use those in heavy syrup. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2020
This was such a simple and delicious recipe! I did add 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to the milk mixture and I used about 3/4 cup chopped pecans and a 1/4 cup brown sugar for the topping. I served it with maple syrup and whipped cream and it was amazing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2019
This was a delicious recipe! I used fresh peaches -- sliced them up placed slices into a pot with some sugar and a bit of water and made my own cooked peaches with syrup:) I sprinkled the brown sugar over the top of the casserole after adding the warmed butter. Served with additional maple syrup although it definitely could have stood on its own! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2020
This was ok, but not fantastic. The only thing I did differently was use peaches in lite juice. If I made it again I would double the amount of peaches and use those in heavy syrup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2019
I halved the recipe as a test for just the two of us. I baked it right away and it was delicious. And, the leftovers were also excellent! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2021
I used a loaf of French bread that I sliced. Didn't know that I could get a loaf of already sliced of French bread like a regular loaf of bread. Next time I think I'll use 10 slices instead of 12, so the bread can soak up more of the sauce. Read More