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Blackberry-bacon French toast casserole by Mama Steph

(Source: Mama Steph on East Texas Kitchen) (Source: Mama Steph on East Texas Kitchen)
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Breakfast casseroles are very handy, as you can pre-make them the night before and bake while you're doing other things in the morning. This one is loaded with cinnamon and blackberry flavor, and has the special touch of crumbled maple bacon pieces throughout. 

Bacon-blackberry French toast casserole

Ingredients:

  • one loaf stale French bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup blackberry jam, warmed to pourable consistency
  • 4 to 6 slices of pan-fried maple bacon, crumbled
  • 8 oz block light cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tsp each vanilla extract and cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


Method:

Place half of bread crumbs in bottom of Pam-sprayed 9x13" casserole dish. 
Sprinkle blackberry jam over the bread.
Drop in the cubes of cream cheese, spreading across bread evenly.
Top with bacon pieces
Add remaining bread cubes.

Combine eggs, half and half, vanilla and cinnamon until well mixed.
Pour over bread.
Cover and store in refrigerator overnight, or at least 6 hours.
Uncover and bake 30 to 40 minutes (watch for middle to no longer feel wet, and top to be golden brown. If browning too quickly, cover with foil while finishing in oven.)
 

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