Blueberry Strata


12 slices firm white bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 8 cups)

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, cut into small cubes

8 eggs

2 1/2 cups milk

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup

1/4 cup packed brown sugar 


Spread half the bread cubes onto the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish

Cover with 1 cup blueberries, cream cheese and remaining bread

Whisk eggs, milk and cinnamon in a bowl

Add 1/3 cup of syrup and sugar - Mix well

Pour over the bread and let sit overnight in the fridge

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Bake strata covered 60-65 minutes until top is lightly browned

Uncover after 30 minutes

Bring remaining syrup and blueberries to boil in a saucepan - Simmer on medium-low

Serve over strata