This Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole is an incredibly easy but amazing breakfast dish. Not only can you prep it beforehand, but it’s also so simple you can make it as often as you want.
I love to surprise overnight guests with a decadent breakfast. I just don’t want to get up at dawn to deliver it.
That’s why I really like overnight breakfast casseroles. And my kids are especially fond of baked french toast casseroles.
During the summer, this Make Ahead Blueberry French Toast is one of my favorites. And in the fall, this Overnight Pumpkin French Toast is always a hit.
I wanted to try something different for winter and the result is this Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole.
How to Make Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole
Like almost EVERY ONE of my recipes, this Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole is a cinch to make!
Step 1: Make Egg Mixture
First, combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Then, add eggs and milk.
Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.
Step 2: Prepare Casserole
Next, add bread slices to a 9×13 casserole and pour the egg mixture over the bread.
Within a few minutes, the bread should soak up most of the liquid.
Now it’s time to top the bread with cherry pie filling.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step 3: Bake
In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and place in oven and then set temperature for 350 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes.
That’s it! Your Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole is ready to serve. Serve warm.
See? So easy! And trust me, your family is going to love it!
Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole Recipe
A breakfast you'll drool over.
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 15 ounce can cherry pie filling additional can for adding more topping in the morning, if desired
- 20 slices day-old deli bread we used French
Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, eggs and milk.
Add bread pieces to a large oven-safe casserole (13x9 is good) and pour egg mixture over the bread. Top with cherry pie filling. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and place in oven and then set temperature for 350 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes. (If using a glass casserole dish, it is imperative that you do not preheat the oven and then place a refrigerated dish in the oven, as it will shatter.)
Remove from oven and serve.
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More Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes
If you liked this recipe for Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole, you might enjoy some of these other breakfast dishes you can make ahead of time:
- Make Ahead Blueberry French Toast
- Overnight Croissant Breakfast Casserole
- Make Ahead Sausage and Spinach Strata
- Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole Cups