Christmas French Toast

18 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 82% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Such an indulgent Christmas morning breakfast

"My family loved this wonderful surprise on Christmas morning. We have passed this on to other family members because it is so delicious. I added some 10x to the cream cheese and covered the top with cinnamon & sugar. Leftovers kept in foil lasted 3 days and each day it was like the first. Excellent!!"


Texas Toast; (cubed with crusts on)
1 8-oz package cream cheese; cubed
8 Eggs
2 1/2 cups Half-and-half cream
6 tablespoons butter; melted
1/4 cup Mulled Maple Syrup

Original recipe makes 1



Grease a 13"x9" baking dish. Place half the bread cubes on the bottom, then the cubed cream cheese and the remaining bread cubes.

Beat together -- eggs, milk, melted butter, syrup

Pour egg mixture over all.

Press down bread so all is covered with egg mixture.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-24 hours

Bake at 325F. for 35-40 minutes (will stay warm in oven for a few hours)

Serve with warm mulled maple syrup (strained).

Mull the syrup by adding 2 heaping tablespoons of mulling spices to a cup of syrup and steep until the desired spicyness.


Mull the syrup by adding 2 heaping tablespoons of mulling spices to a cup of syrup and steep until the desired spicyness.

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This was so good, the family loved it! It was just right! Thank you!!
Kbrianey 2y ago

dreising 2y ago

RitaWang 2y ago

My family LOVED it!!! I loved the custardy texture of the bottom! I also left out the mulled spices and just used cinnamon, also I used challah bread instead.
bug2733 3y ago

ttjsbrooks 3y ago

Easy to prepare (make ahead) and crowd pleasing. I have made this a couple of times, not Christmas though. Instead of mulled syrup I just used 100% maple syrup and I added cinnamon sugar to both layers. Excellent breakfast dish. Will continue to make it.
Expat03 3y ago

Sounds divine and I'm going to make it for breakfast this Christmas morning :) but I do plan to add cinnamon sugar all over the top and I'll probably add some nutmeg to the egg mixture :) can't wait for Christmas!!!!!!!
Kofletch 4y ago

Eh, it was ok. I wasn't sure if I should cover it or not in the fridge. So bc it's similar to bread pudding I covered it. It just tasted like a ginormous French toast. I'll try it again and cook it uncovered. Maybe that'll make some crunchiness on top
Love7721 4y ago

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