1 Cup Blackberry Jam 4 large eggs
2 Cups Half and Half 1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla 1/2 firm brown sugar
1 8oz cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 12oz loaf French bread, cut into 1.5 inch cubes
Cook jam over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once. Place half of the bread cubes in bottom of a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish. Top with cream cheese cubes, and drizzle with melted jam. Top with remaining bread cubes. Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and half-and-half. Pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover, chilling for 8-24 hours.
Bake in preheated 325° oven, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover & bake for 10-15 minutes. Serve with syrup or whipped cream. Makes a good dessert too — Southern bread pudding!
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