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Berry French Toast Casserole

This breakfast casserole is easy to make ahead of time, which makes it the perfect dish for Christmas morning. It's delicious, filling and festive. My familly even refers to it as Christmas breakfast.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 12 slices day old bread of your choice
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 C. mixed berries; fresh or frozen
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 C. milk
  • 1/3 C. honey

For the Syrup

  • 1/4 C. sugar or monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 C. water
  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 T. corn starch
  • 1 C. mixed berries

Instructions
 

For the casserole

  • Cut bread into 1" cubes. Place 1/2 in a greased baking dish. Cut cream cheese into 1" cubes. Place over bread. Top with berries and remaining bread.
  • In a large bowl beat eggs, milk and honey. Mix well. Pour over bread. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking.
  • Cover and bake at 350℉ for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer or until golden brown and center is set.

For the syrup

  • While the casserole is baking, make the syrup. In a saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch and cold water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Add berries, reduce heat and simmer 8-10 minutes. Stir in butter until melted.
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