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Lemon Cheesecake French Toast Casserole

Beautiful French Toast Casserole made with lemon flavors throughout, a creamy cheesecake layer, and sweet lemon crumble on top.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, cheesecake, french toast, lemon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 9 x13 casserole dish
Author Lyuba Brooke

Ingredients

  • French toast:
  • About 17 oz Brioche loaf
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cheesecake layer:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup of white granulated sugar
  • Crumble:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp butter melted
  • Zest from 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a casserole dish. (You can use a 9x13 casserole dish or a deep 9x9 casserole dish.)
  2. Cut Brioche loaf into 1/2 inch cubes. Spread out 2/3 of them in the casserole dish. Set 1/3 aside for a little bit.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream in a mixer until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Transfer cheesecake mixture into a piping bag (or a zip-lock bag), cut off a the tip to make a small opening and drizzle cheesecake mixture over the bread crumbs. Try to get all the areas.
  5. Spread remaining 1/3 of bread crumbs over the cheesecake drizzle.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, heavy whipping cream, sugar, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk well and pour it all over the bread.
  7. Crumble:
  8. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar, lemon zest and flour. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated evenly.
  9. Pour in melted butter and carefully fold it in with a large fork. You will want to be careful so you don’t over-mix. Streusel should look like large crumbs and not paste.
  10. Spread the topping all over the bread mixture.
  11. Bake for 45-55 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.