Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole

Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole, a delectable baked casserole.

Peaches and Cream French Toast Casserole

Ingredients:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 Tbsp corn syrup
1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained
1 loaf (1 pound) day-old French bread, cubed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
12 eggs
1/2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1-1/2 cups half and half
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  2. Arrange peaches in dish. Place half of the bread cubes over peaches. Layer with cream cheese cubes and remaining bread.
  3. Place the eggs, pumpkin pie spice, half and half and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour over top of ingredients in the baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350F for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

I got this recipe from Taste of Home. I knew I had to make it because of the… why do you think I had to make it? The cream cheese, I swear I am addicted to the stuff=} This french toast casserole was absolutely wonderful, not overly sweet and I loved getting a special, pillowy pocket of cream cheese in random bites, YUM! This recipe is super easy, great for making for guests or for a brunch, all the prep is done the night before and then you just bake it in the morning. This is a keeper recipe and I will make this many times again in the future, thanks TOH!

*Camala*

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Mexican Pie

This is a quick and easy meal, with very few ingredients and a quick preparation. This is a great recipes for vegetarians and by using soy or rice cheese can be made vegan.

Mexican Pie

Ingredients:
olive oil
3/4 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
5 (8 or 10 inch) flour tortillas
1 cup salsa
2 cups shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan.
  2. In a pan, add some olive oil and saute the onions for 5 minutes or until soft, add the garlic the last minute.
  3. Add the refried beans to the pan with the onions and garlic and warm on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Place one tortilla in the bottom of the greased pan. Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture on top of the tortilla, follow with a tablespoon of salsa on top of the bean mixture, then top with a small handful of cheese. Then, place another tortilla on top creating layers, repeat layers, spreading the ingredients evenly over the tortillas. On the top layer, make sure to use lots of salsa and cheese!
  5. Bake until the cheese is melted, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

I really like this dish. I used whole wheat tortillas and I have been wanting to make my own tortillas so next time I make this dish I really want to try my own homemade tortillas. I will hopefully include that recipe soon! I also used organic refried beans, salsa and cheese, so this is a pretty healthy meal as well.

*Camala*