Cinnamon French Toastposted by FLBBA on Sunday October 2nd 4:12pm
Inn of the Week
Seneca Falls, New York
"A simple but elegant way to make breakfast fast. Put together the night before, and bake while you're in the shower. Serve with lots of extra maple syrup! You may also add extra raisins (or dried cranberries) if you wish."
1 (1 pound) loaf cinnamon raisin bread, cube ½ of it
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, diced
1 cup sliced peeled apples
2 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
Dash of cinnamon & vanilla
Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or you can use individual ramekins (10 oz). This will make 8 servings
Arrange 1 slice of the raisin bread in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the cream cheese evenly over the bread, and top with the apples. If you like extra raisins or dried cranberries, add them now. Top with cubed bread.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the cream, butter, and maple syrup. Pour over the bread mixture.
Cover with plastic wrap, and press down so that all bread pieces are soaked. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Dust with powdered sugar.