overnight french toast with strawberries
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Easy Overnight Lemon Berry French Toast

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • 2 French Baguettes Cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 12 Ounce Package Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups Strawberries Fresh or Frozen
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream Can use half & half or milk

Instructions

  • Lightly butter or non-stick spray a 3 quart casserole dish.  
  • Zest both of the lemons into a medium bowl.  Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice into the same bowl.  Add the cream cheese, and granulated sugar.  Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer until well combined.  (Can use stand mixer if preferred).
  • Stir the strawberries into the cream cheese mixture.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, and heavy cream.
  • Spread about 1 Tablespoon of the strawberry cream cheese mixture onto one side of each slice of bread and place bread slices in an even row into the prepared baking dish.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread slices.  Cover pan with foil and refrigerate for at least 3 hours - overnight.  
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake the french toast for 35-45 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes

NOTE:  This must chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, overnight is best.