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Mini Orange-Maple French Toast Breakfast Casseroles

Mini Orange-Maple French Toast Breakfast Casseroles
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Makes: 
4 servings

Ingredients

4 oz. mascarpone cheese OR cream cheese, room temperature
4 EGGS
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
1/2 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
3 cups bread cubes (1 inch) (about 4 slices)

Instructions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.  WHISK cheese in medium bowl until smooth.  ADD eggs, 1 at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth.  STIR IN milk, orange juice, syrup and orange peel until smooth and blended.
  2. DIVIDE bread among four greased 10-ounce ramekins or custard cups.  SLOWLY POUR a generous 1/2 cup egg mixture over bread in each cup; press bread into egg mixture.  PLACE cups in baking pan.
  3. BAKE in center of 350°F oven until custards are puffed and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Insider Info

  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with extra pancake syrup.
  • Mascarpone cheese is a rich thick creamy cheese from northern Italy, commonly use to make tiramisu.
  • Make ahead: Casseroles can be assembled the night before and refrigerated, covered.  Increase baking time slightly.

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