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Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole

Take the hassle out of breakfast with this Overnight Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole! Enjoy this decadent casserole with warm Strawberry-Maple Syrup or pile on fresh strawberries and whipped cream - your choice!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cheesecake french toast casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Refrigerate Overnight 12 hours
Total Time 13 hours 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 337kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

  • 12 slices Challah bread Day old - French, Italian or any other bread good for French Toast
  • 12 oz light cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 10 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries

Strawberry-Maple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in sugar until thoroughly combined.
  • Beat in 1 egg and lemon juice until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • Whisk together 10 eggs, milk, half-and-half, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • Schmear bread with cream cheese mixture. Layer on sliced strawberries. Place another slice of bread on top to create a sandwich. Repeat for all slices of bread.
  • Cut into cubes and place approximately two-thirds of the sandwich cubes into baking dish.
  • Top with remaining strawberries and drizzle remaining cream cheese mixture over the top.
  • Place remaining sandwich cubes on top.
  • Finally, pour egg mixture over the top.
  • Press down lightly and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate over night.
  • Remove from refrigerator and let rest while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for another 25-35 minutes or until the surface is golden and the center is set.
  • Serve with maple syrup or additional fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Strawberry-Maple Syrup

  • Combine equal parts strawberry jam (or jelly or preserves) and maple syrup. Heat on medium-high heat in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the jam has dissolved into the syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 2mg