Savory Baked French Toast


1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3/4 cup chopped apples
6 slices dense white bread
softened butter
1-1/2 cup milk
6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Prepare the night before: grease a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan. Combine softened cream cheese, syrup, and apples; spread mixture on side of each slice of bread. Butter other side lightly and place in pan. Combine milk, eggs, and cinnamon and beat well; pour custard over bread and chill overnight.

In the morning: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for one hour. Serve immediately with additional syrup.

Variation: Substitute white sugar and berries (strawberries are particularly good) for syrup, apples, and cinnamon.


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