Friday, August 03, 2007

Favorite Ingredients Friday for August 3

Today I decided to share a favorite breakfast/brunch recipe. It may be here on my blog somewhere, but it's definitely worth sharing again. I thought it was especially timely right now while the blueberries are ripe for the picking. I have also made this with raspberries (and frozen raspberries, much cheaper than fresh, work just fine) -- I think the raspberry version is even better than the blueberry!


12 slices day-old white bread, crusts removed, cut in 1” cubes
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut in 1/2” cubes
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
12 eggs
2 cups milk
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tablespoon butter

Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Top
with all of the cream cheese cubes. Top with blueberries and remaining
bread cubes. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk and syrup; mix
well. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or

Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 30 minutes; then uncover and bake 25 - 30 minutes more or until golden brown and the center is set.

For sauce:
In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; add water. Bring to a boil
over medium heat; boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in
blueberries; reduce heat. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until berries
have burst. Stir in butter until melted.

To serve, cut the French toast into squares; serve with blueberry sauce ladled over each portion.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

This is a wonderful breakfast or brunch dish for company! If you want to make a smaller amount, you can cut the recipe in half and bake it in a 9-inch square dish.


  1. This looks absolutely delicious!! I am going to print it and save it for Christmas. Hopefully, my family will all be here to enjoy it. I know that this dish would not last long AT ALL!! Thanks for posting it:).

  2. Oooooo....these sound yummy! Thanks!

  3. That sounds fabulous. I am sure there aren't any calories!! Yum

  4. This sounds soooo tasty! We'll be doing this for brunch on Sunday. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend.

  5. Hi everyone!

    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table. I hope those who try this dish will really enjoy it. It is one of our very favorites in our family.

    I should have added that I almost always use the reduced-fat cream cheese in this, and I think I have even used the fat-free cream cheese with good results.

    Renee, hope your brunch bunch enjoys this tomorrow!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  6. My daughter adores blueberries, so I know she'd like this. Thanks!

  7. Oh my goodness, this sounds so decedant and delicious! I'm printing this one out to surprise my family with one weekend morning.

    Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

    I hope to see you again next Friday!

  8. Hi everyone!

    So nice to see you all here. I'm sure you will really enjoy this if you try it. We like it almost more with raspberries than with blueberries. Let me know what you all think if you do make this, OK?

    Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!


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