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Cinnamon-Apple Strata

Here’s an easy way to please those with a sweet tooth at your brunch table.



Butter a 13 x 9 x 2” glass baking dish.

In a medium mixing bowl [1], whisk [2] together eggs, milk, salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Arrange the bread cubes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish then scatter the raisins and apples over top. Pour the milk and egg mixture on top of the breads and fruit, pressing down to submerge the breads completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least a few hours — preferably overnight — to allow the breads to soak up all the milk.

To bake, position a rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat to 350ºF.

Bake the strata uncovered until puffed and golden, and a knife [3] inserted into its center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut the strata into squares and serve with maple syrup.