Baked Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12-count) package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls, cubed
For the cream cheese filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ? cup confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the crumb topping
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. Beat together cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with spray. Evenly spread half of the bread cubes into the bottom of the baking dish. Evenly, pour have of the egg mixture over the bread crumbs.
  4. Spread cream cheese over the top. (It helps if your cream cheese is really warm. Microwave your cream cheese for a few seconds to help spread it over the bread cubes evenly.) Top the cream cheese with the rest of the bread crumbs and egg mixture.
  5. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
For the Crumb Topping
  1. Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add cold butter and rub in with fingers until crumbly. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the bread cubes.
  2. Place into oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Serve immediately, sprinkle with pecans, confectioners sugar, and syrup if desired.
Recipe by Egg Rolls & Sauce at http://eggrollsandsauce.com/baked-pumpkin-cream-cheese-french-toast/