This is one of my favorite recipes! My mom got this recipe a few years ago from a bed and breakfast. It's great for breakfast and brunch. We sometimes even eat it for dinner! To make it extra special you can throw in a few blueberries with the cream cheese. Check out that recipe here. *Update - I have halved the butter and can't tell a difference.
Brazos Baked French Toast
1 16oz loaf french bread (day old bakery bread works great)
8 oz cream cheese
8 TBSP butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup maple syrup