Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

Pull off a winning holiday brunch this year with a mix of no-fail sweet and savory dishes.
Bananas Foster Breakfast Strata
Winter Jeweled Fruit Salad
Clementine Sparkler

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November 15, 2013

When you're looking to satisfy a brunch crowd without having to cook eggs individually for every guest, strata is just the ticket. But even though it's a casserole, strata (breakfast bread pudding) can be tricky to pull off. Its success depends largely on texture: You're shooting for a toasty top layer of bread with moist, custardy goodness inside. Not too dry or soggy. For the custard in this one, we combine eggs with fat-free evaporated milk, which brings thick, creamy texture. This thick consistency is key; it'll moisten the bread in the strata but won't oversaturate and sog it out.

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