Recipe: Blueberry Breakfast Bake

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With the holidays approaching, we're sure to begin scheduling visits with family and friends.  It's the fabulous season of Fall when the weather gets cooler and families seem to get closer.  We've found a delicious recipe for blueberry bake that will help turn your next family gathering into a smashing success.  Made with Florida blueberries, the bake is best served hot out of the oven and drizzled with syrup or honey.

 

Blueberry Breakfast Bake

Blueberry Breakfast Bake calls for frozen or fresh blueberries, so you can whip it up on a whim at any time of year!

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (14 ounces) sliced, firm textured white bread, crusts removed, divided
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese (from an 8-ounce package), cut in ¼-inch cubes
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1-½ cups lowfat milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Remove crusts from bread
  3. Cut in 1-inch cubes (makes about 10 cups)
  4. Cut cream cheese in small cubes (makes about 1 cup)
  5. Grease 9-x-9-2-inch baking dish
  6. Place half of the bread cubes in the dish
  7. Scatter cream cheese cubes and 1 cup of blueberries over the bread
  8. Top with remaining bread cubes and blueberries
  9. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, maple syrup and butter
  10. Carefully pour over bread mixture
  11. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour, covering with aluminum foil if edges brown too much
  12. To serve, cut in squares
  13. Accompany with additional maple syrup, if desired

Quick notes

YIELD: 9 portions

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