Please see “Kashrut Instructions” below for instructions on checking blueberries for insect infestation.
- 1 loaf egg bread
- 8 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened
- 1½ cups fresh blueberries
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 8 large eggs
- 1½ cups milk
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- 6 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Coat a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cut bread into cubes and layer half of cubes in baking dish. Cut cream cheese into cubes and scatter over bread.
- Lightly toss blueberries with flour and layer over the cream cheese.
- Cover the blueberries with the remaining bread. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon.
- In a bowl, combine the milk, maple syrup, eggs, and butter. Whisk to combine.
- Pour the mixture over the bread and press the mixture into the bread with a spatula. This will help the bread soak up the egg mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Bake at 350°F for 45 to 50 minutes.
INFESTATION: Cultivated blueberries, the type most commonly found in the supermarket, are generally insect-free. Still they should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water. Wild uncultivated blueberries, typically found in mountainous areas, require special inspection due to the prevalence of the ‘blueberry maggot’ (worm). Each berry should be individually inspected for holes or other indications of worms.
- Cultivated blueberries should be placed in a strainer or colander and washed thoroughly under running water.
- Wild blueberries must be carefully examined after washing. Spread them on a white cloth or a sheet of freezer paper and look for holes or other indications of worms.
- Frozen Blueberries: Frozen Blueberries and other frozen fruits may be eaten with any washing or inspection, with the exception of frozen raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries which tend to be heavily infested.