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Caramel Apple Strata

 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
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing

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 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 the bread slices in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Spoon apples over bread; drizzle with half 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

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Caramel Apple Strata (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • caramel sauce.
  • Remove strata from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat
  • oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before
  • cutting.
  • In a small microwave-safe dish, microwave reserved sauce, uncovered,
  • 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Drizzle over strata. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 462 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 198 mg cholesterol, 472 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.