“This is an overnight recipe that allows us more time to spend with guests! It is excellent with fruit compote or with extra warmed syrup on the side.” – Stillmeadow Bed and Breakfast at Hampstead, Hampstead, New Hampshire
Grease or spray a 13x9-inch casserole dish (glass works best). Arrange a layer of bread slices on the bottom of the dish, covering completely. Spread each slice with a generous layer of cream cheese. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle over the cream cheese. Top with the same arrangement of bread slices.
In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, and maple syrup, then pour over the bread. If bread floats, push down to immerse in liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Bake uncovered in a 350˚F oven until golden and puffy, about 45 minutes. To serve, cut through bread slices diagonally, creating triangles and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.