Baked French Toast with Berry Compote

Baked French Toast with Berry Compote
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Recipe Details

1 (8 ounce) package Cream cheese softened

5 Large eggs

3 cups Milk

1/2 cup Maple syrup

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

2 1/2 cups Fresh sliced strawberries

1 cup Fresh blueberries

1/4 cup Orange marmalade melted

Powdered sugar for garnish

KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread (cut into 1-inch cubes)

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Step 2
Place bread cubes into greased 9x13x2-inch pan.
Step 3
Set aside.
Step 4
Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Step 5
With mixer still running, add eggs, one at a time.
Step 6
Scrape down sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula after each addition; mix until fully incorporated.
Step 7
Slowly mix in milk, then remaining ingredients until blended.
Step 8
Pour over bread.
Step 9
Press bread into liquid to ensure it is covered with mixture.
Step 10
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step 11
Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Step 12
Preparation for Fresh Berry Compote Meanwhile, gently mix together ingredients for fruit compote until well combined.
Step 13
Cut French toast into 6 large rectangles.
Step 14
Cut each rectangle diagonally in half to form a triangle.
Step 15
Ladle fruit over each piece, dust with powdered sugar and serve.
This is my go to recipe for holiday brunches! Everyone loves it. I add a half loaf more and 4oz more of the cream cheese and 1 t. more cinnamon to the recipe, use a larger pan and bake for at least 1 1/2 hours. (Big appetites)
I made this as a dish to take to work for a Christmas Brunch. It was excellent. However, I did modify the recipe a little. I cook a lot so I knew that this recipe was similar to bread pudding that I make.
First, is is a must to mix ingredients and let it sit over night. So no oven preheat.
I put this in a cold oven, as my pan is glass and cold coming out of the refrigerator. And cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes depending on your oven. This recipe should rise in the middle similar to a cake then fall as it cools. It is done when a toothpick comes out clean.
Everything goes in the French toast part except the fruit and marmalade. Those are combined for the compote.
By the way I serve maple syrup, the compote, powdered sugar and fresh cut fruit with this dish. That way people have a choice on how to top it. I like it with any of the toppings.
My coworkers request this every time we have a pot luck.
First of all, the instructions are HORRIBLE! preheat oven is step 1...then you're to place it in fridge overnight?? and it only gets worse from doesn't specify which ingredients are for which part of the recipe.."combine the rest of the ingredients" uhhhh, so the fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, salt etc. is for compote?? or some of those ingredients go for the french toast part?? one last thing, it baked for over 75 mins and was still not done.. started to brown too much at 40 minutes so i had to cover it with foil so it didn't burn! And after the entire mess of the recipe it was by far one of the worst breakfast dishes i have ever made. Extremely bland, almost no flavor at all and i actually used more cinnamon than what was called for.. surprisingly enough it was VERY soggy even after all that time in oven. Complete disappointment.. Do NOT waste your time with this one!
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