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Caramel Apple Strata

This makes a great autumn breakfast or brunch entree that puts an unexpected twist on a classic strata. —Kelly Boe, Whiteland, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 large apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) day-old cinnamon bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, sugar and pie spice. Arrange half of the bread slices in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with apples; drizzle with half of the caramel sauce. Sprinkle with pecans; top with remaining bread.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and vanilla. Pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining caramel sauce.
  • Remove strata from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  • In a microwave, heat the reserved sauce. Drizzle warm sauce over strata.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 462 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 198mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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