This is a nice make-ahead breakfast casserole. It combines warm cinnamon apples, which are a family favorite of ours, with french toast ingredients to make a wonderful french toast souffle nice enough to serve guests.
Grease a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Roughly chop french bread loaf into bite sized pieces and put aside. Roughly chop apples into bite size pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to apples and stir or toss well to coat all apple pieces.
Start layering pan with half of the bread pieces, then half of the chopped spiced apples, remainder of bread pieces and remainder of apples.
In a standing mixer, beat softened cream cheese until completely smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add the milk, half and half, Maple syrup and vanilla and beat until smooth, making sure to scrape down sides of bowl occasionally. Pour this cream cheese mixture over the casserole dish, evenly covering all areas. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours, or up to 24 hours .
When ready to bake, take casserole out and let sit out on counter for 30 minutes to bring back to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes, or until it sets, the apples are soft, and it begins to turn a golden brown. Once cooked, let sit out for 10 minutes before slicing.
Serve on its own or with maple syrup on the side, if desired.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (630g)|
|Recipe Makes: 9 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 526 (56%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 58.5g||78 %|
|Saturated Fat 21.9g||110 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 20.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 6.9g|
|Cholesterol 1924.2mg||592 %|
|Sodium 979.2mg||34 %|
|Potassium 841.3mg||22 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 39.3g||12 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 37.3g|
|Protein 64.3g||92 %|
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Calories per serving: 936
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