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.

Sandy Lombardo, Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
Recipe by Southern Living September 2005

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Makes 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

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

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

  • *French bread may be substituted.

  • 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.