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Freezer Breakfast Cherry Cream Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole

This recipe for Baked Cherry French Toast Casserole is perfect for the holidays because it can be made and frozen ahead of time! With a cream cheese filling and rich cherry topping, it's the perfect indulgent brunch treat!

Course Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author A Turtle's Life for Me- Natalie Dixon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf Italian or French Bread cubed
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese cubed
  • 21 oz Cherry Pie Filling
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Milk

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil. Then line the foil with plastic wrap.

  2. Place half the bread cubes in the baking dish. Dot the bread cubes with all of the cream cheese cubes. Cover the cream cheese with half of the cherry pie filling. Then spread remaining bread cubes over cherry pie filling.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup and milk. Whisk until well blended and then pour evenly over baking dish.

  4. Spread remaining cherry pie filling over the entire top.

  5. Cover with plastic wrap and place baking dish in freezer until it is completely frozen. Once frozen, remove casserole from pan and place in gallon freezer bag.

  6. Cooking Instructions: The night before you want to serve the casserole, remove it from the freezer. Unwrap all of the plastic wrap and foil and place frozen casserole in an 8x8 pan. Cover and let thaw in refrigerator overnight. 

    Preheat over to 350. Remove thawed casserole from fridge and cover with foil. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 30 minutes uncovered. If like your casserole a little more done and less like bread pudding, bake an additional 15 minutes uncovered.

Recipe Notes

Can also use blueberry or apple pie filling in place of the cherry pie filling.