Cinnamon-Cranberry Brunch Strata
This deliciously easy bread pudding casserole is perfect for holiday brunches. Recipe courtesy of the American Egg Board.
8 slices cinnamon swirl bread
1 1/2 cups sweetened dried cranberries or raisins
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Place 6 bread slices in single layer in greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Tear remaining 2 bread slices into 1-inch pieces. Scatter bread pieces and cranberries evenly over bread in pan.
- Beat eggs, cream, milk, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Pour over bread and cranberries. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or as long as overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Remove strata from refrigerator; uncover and let stand while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, in center of 350°F (175°C) oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.
Makes 8 servings.
Tip: For a sweet finishing touch, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons cream or milk; drizzle over strata before serving.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 529; Total Fat: 34g; Total Carbs: 50g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 9g.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the American Egg Board.