• Jason Smith

Berries & Cream French Toast Bake

Lord Honey, it's everything you like about French toast--all in one big dish. There will be plenty for second servings when you make my "Berries & Cream French Toast Bake" Trust me--whoever fixes this is gonna be Momma's "pick of the litter"

Berries & Cream French Toast Bake

Jason Smith, FNS southerncountrybling.com

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1-Large french bread loaf

½-cup butter, melted

6-eggs

¾-cup half & half

1-cup brown sugar

1-tsp vanilla

¼-tsp salt

½-tsp cinnamon

2- 8 ounces packs cream cheese, room temp

3-tsp lemon zest

¼-cup honey

1-pint strawberry, sliced

1-pint blackberries

Favorite maple syrup

Directions:

· Preheat oven to 350, spray a 9x13 baking dish.

· Slice bread into 1/2 inch slices, place half in the bottom of pan.

· In a medium mixing bowl, place the butter, cinnamon, eggs, half & half, sugar, salt and vanilla; mix together.

· In a medium mixing bowl, place the cream cheese, honey and lemon zest; mix well.

· Spread the cream cheese mixture over the first layer of bread.

· Place the strawberries and blackberries over the cream cheese layer; reserve a few of each for garnish.

· Place the remaining bread on top of the berries; pour the egg mix over the bread; let stand for 20 mins.

· Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 30-35 mins or until top is brown and there is no jiggle.

· Remove from oven and let cool about 5 mins, top with maple syrup, garnish with reserved berries.

Tip: This can be made with any type of bread and your favorite seasonal fruit.

ENJOY!!!

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