This is a favorite at the Bottger Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Albuquerque, New Mexico It’s great for Christmas breakfast or brunch with friends, leaving you plenty of time to share coffee and enjoy conversation while it finishes baking. Just a few minutes to slice and plate it and you’re done!
Place milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and eggs in a large bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add bread cubes and stir with a spoon until coated. Pour bread mixture into pan. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
Heat oven to 400F. Top bread mixture evenly with cream cheese, blueberries and pecans. Bake uncovered 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into servings. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.
Don’t be too generous with the blueberries—they release moisture while baking and too many will make the center soggy.
Adapted from a recipe from Donna Sparks at the Granite Steps B&B