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Apple-Stuffed Strata

Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Heather Chontos
Hands-on time 24 mins
Total time 1 hr, 12 mins
Yield Serves 8
Last-minute prep for this make-ahead breakfast casserole couldn't be simpler: Just add a dusting of sugar and nuts.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 cups sliced peeled Golden Delicious apple
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 (1-ounce) slices cinnamon-swirl bread, cut in half diagonally
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado or granulated sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 337
  • fat 15.8 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 2.7 g
  • protein 11.1 g
  • carbohydrate 40.1 g
  • fiber 4.5 g
  • cholesterol 137 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 246 mg
  • calcium 82 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until apple is tender and lightly browned. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.

  2. Coat an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange half of bread in dish. Top with apple mixture; top with 1/2 cup pecans. Arrange remaining bread over pecans.

  3. Combine the remaining 5 tablespoons granulated sugar, milk, cinnamon, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over bread, pressing down to submerge. Cover and chill overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°.

  5. Uncover dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup pecans and turbinado sugar evenly over bread. Bake at 350° for 48 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Cook's Notes

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