Strawberries and Cream French Toast Squares
recipe by kitchn.com (shared by Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed & Breakfast)
Servings Prep Time
10people 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 1hour
Servings Prep Time
10people 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 1hour
Ingredients
casserole
Instructions
Macerated strawberries
  1. Make the macerated strawberries: Place strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl and stir well until combined and the berries are evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
Casserole
  1. Place a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 350 F degrees. Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet Toast until dry and very lightly golden-brown, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Coat a 9 x 13 inch or 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Add half of the bread to the baking dish and spread into an even layer. Arrange the cubes of cream cheese evenly over the layer of bread. Using a small spoon, dollop half of the jam evenly over the bread. Arrange the remaining bread in an even layer over the jam.
  3. Place the eggs, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl and whisk until fully combined. Pour evenly over the bread, then gently press down with your hands to make sure all of the bread gets saturated. Dollop the remaining jam evenly over the top of the casserole.
  4. Cover the baking dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  5. When ready to bake, arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350 F degrees. Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator and let it sit while the oven is heating.
  6. Uncover and bake until the casserole is set, puffed, and the top is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to cool for at least 5 minutes. Right before serving, stir the macerated strawberries and evenly spoon over the top of the casserole. Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.