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Caramel Apple Strata

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing

Makes

12 servings

If you're planning to host a breakfast or early brunch, you'll appreciate this overnight strata. It works perfectly as your something sweet, tastes like a sticky bun and won't dry out as coffee cakes sometimes do. —Kelly Boe, Whiteland, Indiana
Caramel Apple Strata Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  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 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 in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  5. 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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