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Caramel Apple Strata Recipe
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Caramel Apple Strata Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 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

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt and vanilla. Pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining caramel sauce.
  4. Remove strata from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  5. In a microwave, heat the reserved sauce. Drizzle warm sauce over strata. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Strata in Simple & Delicious August/September 2010, p59

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"This is SO good, you just want to want to keep eating, BUT it's SO rich that that would not be a good idea!"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Loved this! Note to self, keep the extra caramel sauce in the sauce pan when I refrigerate it. I do not have a microwave, and I put the sauce in a Tupperware. It was hard as a rock and I couldn't get it out of the container to warm it up! Lol! Didn't think about that! The extra drizzle wasn't missed though.....this is yummy!!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"If they had been available, I would have given it more stars. It was a big hit with my family and co-workers."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"How can you go wrong with cinnamon, apple, nuts and caramel? This was very good. I like that it can be made the night before, making it a perfect autumn dessert when company is coming for dinner."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"I put it all in the crockpot on low for 2 1/2 hours and served it like a bread pudding. I left out the nuts due to a family member with allergies."

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