- 4 Ounces mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 Cups milk
- 1/3 Cup orange juice
- 1/4 Cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
- 1/2 Teaspoon orange peel
- 3 Cups bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. Stir in milk, orange juice, syrup and orange peel until smooth and blended.
Divide bread among four greased 10-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Slowly pour a generous 1/2 cup egg mixture over bread in each cup; press bread into egg mixture. Place cups in baking pan
Bake in center of oven until custards are puffed and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 30 minutes.