This is Blueberry Surprise French Toast Bake
This is an easy and impressive dish. Great if you have a big family or company.
12 slices dry white bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes ( about 8 cups)
2 8oz packages of cream cheese, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 cups milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
1. Place half of the bread cubes over the bottom of a well-butterered 13x9x2 inch baking dish (3-quart rectangular). Sprinkle cream cheese and blueberries over brea cubes. Arrange remaining bread cubes over blueberries.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with a rotary beater; beat in milk and the 1/2 cup syrup. Carefully pour egg mixture over the bread mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
3. Bake, covered, in a 375 degree f oven for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake about 25 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, and topping is puffed and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with blueberry-flavored or maple syrup. Makes 8 servings.
Note: To dry bread slices: Arrange bread in a single layer on a wire rack; cover loosely and let stand overnight. Or cut bread with 1/2 inch cubes; spread in a large baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degree f oven or 10 to 15 minutes or until dry, stirring twice; cool.