This is the perfect treat to make for a brunch get together. It is dairy-free, but truly decadent. If you are not a dairy-free vegetarian, you could easily use traditional milk and cream cheese. Also, for this dish, I used Streamline berry filling from World Market that had blueberries, currants, raspberries and blackberries; using a pie filling that just had blueberries or blackberries would work just as well.
Baked Berry French Toast
8 pieces challah bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese
2 cups berry filling (see details above)
6 large eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup dairy-free milk
1. Spray a 9×13 with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place half the bread cubes in the baking dish. Scatter dollups of cream cheese over bread. Spoon dollups of berry filling over top and complete layering with remaining bread cubes.
2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, maple syrup, and dairy-free milk, and whisk until blended. Pour over existing layers. Place remaining dollups of berry filling over top. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 30 minutes.