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Easter Make Ahead Stuffed French Toast

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A delicious custardy dish for special family occasions. Make this tasty oven-baked French toast ahead for easy entertaining. make this ahead of time for an easy Easter brunch.

Recipe courtesy of Incredible Egg.

Ingredients

  • 30 to 36 Thin French bread or baguette slices
  • 4 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Cup strawberry preserves
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 8-ounce c an crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 2 Teaspoons orange peel
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread 1/2 of the bread slices with cream cheese and strawberry preserves and top with remaining bread slices to make little sandwiches. Arrange sandwiches in greased 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish.

Whisk eggs in medium bowl until foamy. Stir in milk, pineapple, orange juice, orange peel, vanilla and salt. Slowly pour egg mixture over bread; press bread into egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Bake in center of oven until puffed, golden and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes.