Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole
1 loaf crusty Italian or French day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
12 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange half the bread cubes in the dish.
In a separate bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream and confectioners sugar using a handheld mixer. Spread evenly over the bread cubes using a rubber spatula.
Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the cream cheese mixture, and top with remaining bread cubes.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour over the bread cubes.
Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Remove the bread cube mixture from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking.
When ready to cook, set the Z Grill to 350℉and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
Place the covered baking dish directly on the grill grate and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and continue to cook for an additional 30 minutes until the bread is browned and the center is firm.
Serve with syrup and whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
*Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.
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