This is an overnight casserole. You must make this the night before. While your oven is preheating in the morning, let casserole sit on the counter. It will bake better if the dish and contents are not ice cold out of the fridge.
2 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 loaf of Brioche bread, day old and cubed
4 ounces of cream cheese, cubed
6-8 peaches, sliced (enough to cover the top of of the casserole
Fruit fresh (found in the canning department of your grocery store)
Powdered sugar for garnish
Syrup if desired
In a blender, purée eggs, heavy whipping cream and vanilla. Set aside. ***
Butter a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Place cubed brioche bread in the bottom of the casserole dish. Place cubed cream cheese inside and outside of the brioche cubes. Toss sliced peaches liberally in Fruit Fresh. (This will keep them from browning). Pour egg mixture over the bread and cheese in the casserole dish. Place peaches on top of the casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove cover and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until custard is set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and pour on the syrup if desired.
***This is not a sweet breakfast casserole. If you are looking for sweet, add some sugar to the egg mixture and definitely garnish with powdered sugar.