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Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole


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5 from 2 votes
Cook Time : 35 mins
Total Time : 40 mins
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Last Updated on February 19, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

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.

a collage of french toast topped with cherries on a white plate with a fork and the rest of the casserole in the background with title text reading Overnight Cherry French Toast

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.

french toast topped with cherries on a white plate with a fork and the rest of the casserole in the background

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!

french toast topped with cherries on a white plate with a fork on a blue cloth in the background

Step 1: Make Egg Mixture

First, combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

brown sugar and cinnamon in a white bowl

Then, add eggs and milk.

eggs being poured into a bowl of brown sugar, cinnamon and milk

Whisk the ingredients together until well combined.

egg mixture in a white bowl next to a glass dishes full of bread slices

 

Step 2: Prepare Casserole

Next, add bread slices to a 9×13 casserole and pour the egg mixture over the bread.

egg mixture being poured from a white bowl onto slices of bread in a glass dish

Within a few minutes, the bread should soak up most of the liquid.

slices of bread in a glass dish covered in egg mixture, the dish is on a blue cloth

Now it’s time to top the bread with cherry pie filling.

sliced bread topped with an egg mixture and cherries in a glass dish on a blue cloth

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 serveServe warm.

french toast topped with cherries on a white plate with a fork and the rest of the casserole in the background

See? So easy! And trust me, your family is going to love it! Your family will also love this Instant Pot Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole.

Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole Recipe

Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole Recipe

Corinne Schmitt
A breakfast you'll drool over.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 9gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 343mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 223IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 143mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cherry french toast, overnight french toast
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french toast topped with cherries on a white plate with a fork and the rest of the casserole in the background with title text reading Overnight Cherry French Toast

 

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5 thoughts on “Overnight Cherry Baked French Toast Casserole”

  1. This looks amazing!! I would love to enjoy it for brunch with my friends and family! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party! x

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  2. This is a favorite breakfast/brunch dish but I use apples – cherries sound delicious too! Anything I can make overnight is a big plus. Thanks for coming to the party with your pretty breakfast treat. Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  3. This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a great week and hope to see you at next week’s party!

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