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Breakfast/brunch

Oven-Baked French Toast with Cranberry-Maple Sauce

Oven-Baked French Toast with Cranberry-Maple Sauce recipe
photo by:kraft
Go on, make our French toast infused with cream cheese, vanilla and cinnamon and topped with cranberry-maple syrup. Because you should always start your day off with a "wow."
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 15 min
servings
total:
9 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4
cup  sugar
2
tsp.  vanilla
1
tsp.  ground cinnamon
4
 eggs
2-1/2
cups  milk
1
loaf  (24 inches) French bread, ends trimmed, cut into 18 slices
2
cups  fresh or thawed frozen cranberries, divided
1
cup  maple-flavored or pancake syrup
2
Tbsp.  sugar

Make It

BEAT cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually add milk, beating until well blended.

ARRANGE bread in greased 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with 1 cup of the cranberries. Pour cream cheese mixture over cranberries. Let stand 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F.

BAKE 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, bring syrup just to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add remaining 1 cup cranberries and 2 Tbsp. sugar. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Cut casserole into 9 pieces. Serve topped with the cranberry sauce.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Looking for something to serve at your next brunch? This French toast makes enough for 9 people.
Make Ahead
Assemble casserole as directed. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. When ready to serve, bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, prepare cranberry sauce. Serve as directed.
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