1 loaf firm bread, cubed
8 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1-1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
Arrange half the bread cubes in a 9x13-inch baking pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Layer with the cream cheese and remaining bread cubes. Whisk the eggs, half-and-half, butter and maple syrup in a bowl until blended.
Pour the egg mixture over the prepared layers, pressing the bread cubes to ensure even coverage. Chill, covered with plastic wrap, for 8 to 10 hours. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until set. Serve with jam, confectioners' sugar and/or syrup.