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.
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.