french toast souffle

A firm white bread produces the best texture in this make-ahead breakfast casserole.

10 cups (1-inch) cubes sturdy white bread  1 ½ cups 2% reduced-fat milk 
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3 less-fat cream cheese,        
 ½ cup maple syrup
8 large eggs2 tablespoons powdered sugar
 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract¾ cup maple syrup
Cooking spray 

Place bread cubes in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Beat cream cheese at medium speed of mixer until smooth.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Add milk, half-and half, ½ cup maple syrup, and vanilla, and mix until smooth.  Pour cream cheese mixture over top of bread, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Remove bread mixture from refrigerator, let stand on counter for 30 minutes.  Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until set.  Sprinkle the soufflé with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup.

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Jodie tells us that this is one dish her three hungry boys have come to expect over holiday weekends.  

This recipe hs been posted as a part of our Thanksgiving Celebration.  

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