Makes 10 servings

Our Test Kitchens staff found the light version of this recipe just as delicious as the original. Challah bread is a rich egg bread with a light, airy texture.

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange half of challah bread in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle with cheese pieces, and top with remaining bread.

Step 2

Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients; pour over bread mixture, pressing bread cubes to absorb egg mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 3

Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 more minutes.

Step 4

Heat sliced strawberries and strawberry preserves in a saucepan over low heat, and serve over toast.

Step 5

*French bread may be substituted.

Step 6

To Lighten: Substitute 1 (8-ounce) package Neufchâtel cheese for cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups egg substitute for eggs, and 4 cups fat-free milk for half-and-half.

Ratings & Reviews

kelly01stanley's Review

May 04, 2011

malorey279's Review

December 22, 2009
So easy and so good. Father, father-in-law and hubby all said how good it was. It was sweet so we didn't need a ton of it, but it was very good and very easy. This is a keeper.

Jnlittle's Review

August 12, 2009
We make this all the time... for special occasions and when we want a delicious breakfast. I highly recommend!