French Toast Casserole

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By Mary Lassiter

Ingredients:
1 ½ loaves cinnamon bread, cut into 1” cubes
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
12 eggs
2 cups milk
2/3 cup syrup
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 375ºF.

Spray 13 x 9 casserole dish with nonstick spray. Put half of the cubed bread into the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover with the cream cheese.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle casserole with half of the sugar mixture. Cover remaining bread cubes. 
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and syrup. Pour mixture over bread. Sprinkle top with remaining sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate over night. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. If you shake pan and bread jiggles, bake a little longer. Serve hot with syrup.

Servings: 10
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Notes from the Paula Deen Test Kitchen: Simple and delicious brunch recipe. We served it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

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I made this casserole for 20 young men on a camp outing. They LOVED it. It was simple to make, and worked well in a camping oven. The guys asked if we could do it again! The beauty is that it is NOT too detailed. Made it up the night before, kept it in a cooler overnight, and it came out perfect.

By Anne Bauer on March 27, 2013

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french toast Paula Deen

By Judy on January 25, 2013

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I wish this recipe was more detailed. What kind of syrup? Do you cook it covered or no? I have it in the fridge now, ready to go in the oven in the morning. Can't wait. Thanks!

By Jude on July 07, 2012

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Looks great, but when do you put the cream cheese in? Did I miss something?

By Lisa Martinez on May 12, 2012

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I plan on making this recipe for Christmas brunch but wanted to confirm that you only use 1 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Thank you.

By Carol Murray on December 15, 2011

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I have tried this several times, and it is wonderful. First tume used at a Bridal Brunch, they thought it was wonderful. I love this. thank you

By renee mangum on November 19, 2011

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Paula, Please quit smoking. You know how bad it is for your health and how it make clothes, hair and every thing stink. I want you to smell only of butter and cinnamon.

By Bernie Mize on October 12, 2011

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Very good! The easy way to make Stuffed French Toast. smile I took this to a Sunday School breakfast & everyone loved it. Just fyi...don't leave in oven after it's done to keep warm at all. It caused mine to burn a little bit on the bottom. My kids loved this as well!

By Jennifer Woodruff on September 20, 2011

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i saw single ladies and when she said she got the recipe from paula deen, i had to look it up and try it out. LOVED IT!!!! it was a big hit with my family and friends. your the best mrs. deen.

By tonia thames on August 07, 2011

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i saw this on the show single ladies on vh1 i hope it tastes good

By Kiana on July 29, 2011

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I saw this on Single Ladies, Keischa or rather LisaRaye made the suggestion...I hope its good...

By Rashida Luncheon on July 18, 2011

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Awesome, Delicious and Wonderful!! Best brunch item. Maureen

By mbjohnson on June 05, 2011

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Paula, I wanted to wish you many many happy days with your beautiful grandson. Grandchildren are soooooo precious. Best of everything

By Shirley Berard on June 01, 2011

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Hopefully it works this time!

By Desiree on May 09, 2011

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I want to make this but was wondering if I could substitute regular syrup for sugar free? Have you tried this and if so how did it turn out??

By heather on May 07, 2011

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I make this every year for Christmas morning. It is ABSOLUTELY delicious. I make it the day before and while we are opening our Santa gifts I toss it in the oven and it is ready when we are. It has become a tradition!

By vicki on March 14, 2011

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Is the syrup you have in the recipe maple syrup?

By GINNY on March 08, 2011

In the original hand written recipe for french toast casserole it states 1 tablespoon of sugar, but you state 1 teaspoon of sugar. Is this a typo or did you change the amount on purpose? I love all of your recipes and they are always a big hit any time that I cook them. Thank you so much!

By Carol on November 30, 2010

I just love everything about Paula. Her recipes, stories about them and just how much they all fit in with family. I am alot about family. I am the one that cooks and brings everyone together. They even call me Paula because we sound alike and we cook alike. Thanks Paula for sharing your recipes and family stories with us.

By Michelle Stevens on May 10, 2010

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
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