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Serving Size : 10
Preparation Time: 0:00
Categories : Breakfast

1 16 oz challah bread loaf — cubed
1 8 oz cream cheese — cut into pieces
6 large eggs
4 cups half and half
1/2 cup butter — melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cups fresh strawberries, — sliced
1 10 oz jar strawberry preserves

Arrange half of challah bread in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Sprinkle with cheese pieces, and top with remaining bread.
Wisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over bread mixture, presing bread cubes to absorb egg mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.
Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 more minutes.

Heat sliced strawberries and strawberry preserves in a saucepan over low heat, and serve over toast.
French bread may be substituted.


Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 420 Calories; 31g Fat (65.4% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 29g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 213mg Cholesterol; 254mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 6 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

NOTES: From Ellen