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Cinnamon Raisin Strata

 Cinnamon Raisin Strata
This delightful dish, made with day-old raisin bread, is full of cinnamon flavor. “I like to serve it for brunch with sliced bacon and a fruit compote,” writes Barbara Tritch of Hope, Idaho.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices day-old raisin bread
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional maple syrup

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine butter and cinnamon; spread over one side of
  • each slice of bread. Place four slices, buttered side up, in a
  • greased 8-in. square baking dish (trim to fit if necessary).
  • Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Repeat with remaining bread
  • and brown sugar.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, syrup and vanilla; pour over
  • bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Serve with additional syrup. Yield:
  • 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without additional syrup) equals 500 calories,

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Cinnamon Raisin Strata (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 354 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 19 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.