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French Toast Strata Recipe

December 3rd, 2012 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2loafFrench bread or Italian bread(1-pound)
  2. 2tablespoonsbutteror margarine
  3. 1largecooking apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  4. 1/2cupseedless raisins
  5. 1/2cup coarsely choppedwalnuts
  6. 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  7. 1/2teaspoonground cinnamon
  8. 1/4teaspoonground nutmeg
  9. 1cupsour cream, divided
  10. 6eggs
  11. 1 1/2cupsmilk
  12. 1/4cupmaple syrup

DIRECTIONS

  1. Slice the bread into 1/2″ slices, then halve the slices; set aside.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and saute the apple until just softened, about 3 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the raisins, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup of the sour cream.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, maple syrup, and the remaining 1/2 cup of sour cream.
  5. Butter a 10″ pie plate or a 9″ square baking dish.
  6. Layer half the bread in the prepared baking dish, spread the apple and sour cream mixture over the bread; then layer with the remaining bread.
  7. Pour the egg and milk mixture over all and cover.
  8. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
  9. When ready to prepare, preheat the oven to 325 and bake the strata, uncovered, 50-60 minutes, or until set and lightly browned.
  10. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

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