cream cheese stuffed french toast with blueberry sauce

Topped with fresh warm Blueberry Sauce, this easy Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast pleases any crowd and does not require an overnight set up. Substitute any fruit in place of the blueberries, if desired.

a pan of french toast casserole topped with homemade blueberry sauce.

This is not another recipe for an overnight French Toast Casserole – although it can be if you prefer. I’m not usually that well thought out as to get a casserole ready in advance. I usually toss this together in the morning and give it a few minutes to meld together in the pan and allow the bread to soak up the egg mixture and then I pop it into the oven after I’ve had my coffee.

brioche bread in a pan ready

Once I stuff the cream cheese mixture between all the slices, I pour the egg mixture all over the top, between gaps in the slices and around the edges of the loaf. If necessary, I press down on the bread a few times to help ease the process of soaking up the liquid. This stage can be ready in as little as 15 minutes. It’s not pretty, but it sure does look and taste good when it’s finished. ;)

brioche bread stuffed with cream cheese and egg batter for french toast

Into the oven it goes to fluff up and bakes. This easily feeds a crowd with minimal hands-on time and doesn’t take up the valuable real estate in my refrigerator overnight – which is a commodity at my house, especially during the Holidays. 

A tray of freshly baked cream cheese stuffed french toast casserole.

Top with fresh warm Blueberry Sauce and a light dusting of powdered sugar and you have a French Toast Casserole to please a crowd. This is also delicious with a fresh strawberry sauce. 

This Baked Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce is:

  1. easy to make

  2. incredibly fruity

  3. tender & fluffy inside

  4. crusty outside

  5. sweet yet tangy

  6. perfect topped with powdered sugar or maple syrup

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cream cheese stuffed french toast with blueberry sauce

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
Topped with fresh warm Blueberry Sauce, this easy Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce pleases any crowd.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 191 kcal


For the Filling:

  • 2 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the French Toast:

  • 8 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract [paid link]
  • 1 loaf challah bread sliced (1-in. thick)
  • SYRUP:
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon until smooth; set aside.
  • Spread 1-2 tablespoons filling in between each slice of bread.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, milk and vanilla.
  • Pour egg mixture over and along the sides of the bread.
  • Cover, and bake 30 minutes. Uncover, and continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until center is firm and surface is lightly browned.
  • While that bakes, start the syrup by combining the water, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch in a saucepan [paid link]. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes to thicken. Reduce heat; add blueberries and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until berries are tender. Set aside to cool.


Serving: 2slicesCalories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 0gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 385IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1.2mg
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3 thoughts on “cream cheese stuffed french toast with blueberry sauce”

  1. I finally got around to trying this recipe. It was delicious and I was happy not to have to wait overnight and clutter up the fridge. Easter breakfast was amazing. Thank you

  2. We used a jar of warmed apple pie filling for fall flavors and it was so delicious. I dusted with powdered sugar but who needs syrup?!!!!? Thanks for this delicious recipe that didn’t take up valuable space in my refrigerator. Kudos to you!

  3. Had some leftover croissants so I made this and it was great. Even my husband had a second helping and he’s not usually a fan of French toast


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