Tested till perfect Apple Cinnamon Strata
Apple Cinnamon Strata
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Apple Cinnamon Strata

A cross between a main dish and dessert, this sumptuous strata is a great attraction on any buffet table.

By Adell Shneer and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, softened
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspcinnamon
  • 14 slices 14slicesegg bread
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsmilk
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwhipping cream
  • 4 4eggeggs
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspvanilla
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt

Sautéed Apples:

  • 2 2appleapples, (10 oz/300 g total)
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon


  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon
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Sautéed Apples: Peel, core and cut apples into 1/2-inch (1 cm) dice. In skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook brown sugar and cinnamon, stirring, for 1 minute. Add apples; cook, stirring often, until tender and sauce is thickened, about 12 minutes. Transfer to bowl and let cool.

Stir together butter, sugar and cinnamon; spread on 7 pieces of the bread. Sandwich with remaining bread. Trim crusts and cut each sandwich into 4 pieces. Add to apples and gently toss to combine. Spread in greased 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish.

In bowl, whisk together milk, cream, eggs, vanilla and salt; pour evenly over bread mixture to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Topping: Stir sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over top. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until puffed and golden, about 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 494 pro 13g total fat 24g sat. fat 12g
carb 59g fibre 2g chol 207mg sodium 409mg
potassium 273mg

% RDI:

calcium 15 iron 20 vit A 22 vit C 2
folate 34
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