Apple-Stuffed Strata

Apple-Stuffed Strata Recipe
Photo: Johnny Miller; Styling: Heather Chontos
Last-minute prep for this make-ahead breakfast casserole couldn't be simpler: Just add a dusting of sugar and nuts.


Serves 8
Total time: 1 Hour, 12 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 24 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 12 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.


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David Bonom,

Cooking Light

December 2012
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