Saturday, July 23, 2011

Blackberry French Toast Casserole

When I went to the ornament exchange party/brunch hosted by Wendy of Simply Brookes, one of the casseroles she served was a Blackberry French Toast Casserole.
I think she got the recipe from Kristy at Mi Casa - San Diego (that's the person I would call for a good recipe recommendation, too).  Fortunately for me, Wendy put a link to the recipe on her blog.

I will include it here also:
  • 1 cup Blackberry Jam
  • 1 loaf (12 Oz. Loaf) French Bread Loaf, Cut Into 1 1/2 Inch Cubes
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Cubed
  • 4 whole Large Eggs
  • 2 cups Half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cups Firmly Brown Sugar
Cook jam in a small saucepan over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once.
Place half of the bread cubes in the bottom of a lightly greased 13×9 inch baking dish. Top with cream cheese cubes and drizzle with melted jam. Top with remaining bread cubes.
Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour over the bread mixture. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover tightly and chill 8 to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake covered 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes more or until bread is golden brown and mixture is set. Serve with desired toppings such as maple syrup or whipped cream

I was going to make this while our house guests were here but I couldn't get my act together (sorry house guests).
 I made it today because one of my kids is going away to camp.
The recipe called for 1 cup of blackberry jam, but I had a jar with a little less than 12 ounces and I used the whole thing.  I didn't think a little extra jam would hurt.  The recipe also says you can top it with maple syrup or whipped cream, but honestly, I don't think it needs a thing.
Except a cup of coffee and a back porch.  Thanks for the recipe Wendy and Kristy.

Do you have any great breakfast recipes?

6 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow that looks really yummy!

simply brookes: said...

yum...i can taste it now.

more please...

Shannon said...

Yep that's from Kristy. She made it for Wendy's going away party and it received rave reviews! I got the recipe from Kristy too and made it for Father's Day. You're right it doesn't need syrup or whip cream, but I served it with it anyway. It looks so good in your pictures I wish I could eat gluten.

masini second said...

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think that this is a easy recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Recipe or just a lovely pic?

Mrs. Jones said...

Anonymous,

To answer your question, I included a link to the recipe in the post. But I will update the post and put the recipe directly in it.

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