French Toast Strata Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodSpeciality
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Cinnamon bread loaf1 , cubed
 Cream cheese1 , cubed
 Eggs8
 Milk37258 Cup (596128 tbs)
 Butter6 Tablespoon, melted
 Maple syrup1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cornstarch4 Teaspoon
 Ground cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Apple cider1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Butter2 Tablespoon

Directions

Arrange half of the bread cubes in a greased 13-in x 9-in x 2-in baking dish.
Top with cream cheese and remaining bread.
In a blender, combine eggs, milk, butter and maple syrup; cover and process until smooth.
Pour over bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and a thermometer reads at least 160°.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
For syrup, in a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.
Gradually whisk in cider and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in butter until melted.
Serve warm with strata.
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