Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread cream cheese over both sides of bread slices and place in 9-x13-inch baking dish. Prick bread slices several times. Top with peach slices and sprinkle nuts over peaches. In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, syrup, butter/margarine, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread and bake for 20–35 minutes or until set in center. *Variations: a large apple—peeled, cored, and sliced—can be substituted for the peaches. Yields 6 servings.