|Melt the butter and mix in brown sugar and corn syrup|
|Make sure the brown sugar is dissolved|
If you’re not a morning person, you’re going to love this recipe. Just put it together before going to bed. After assembling it, cover it with plastic wrap and put it into the refrigerator, clean your dirty dishes and go to bed.
|Pour syrup mixture into a greased 9"x13 inch pan|
|Arrange apple slices on the syrup base|
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp. corn syrup
2 whole apples, thinly sliced
1 loaf Italian bread, sliced
6 whole eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. real vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
as needed, cooking spray
|Beat together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon|
Melt butter in a sauce pan. Once melted add the corn syrup and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Pour this mixture into a lightly greased 9”x13” casserole dish. Lay the apple slices over the syrup and then lay in the overlapping bread slices over the apples. Mix together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and pour over the bread slices. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
|Arrange bread slices over apples|
|Pour egg mixture over the bread slices|
Remove strata from refrigerator and allow to sit while preheating the oven to 350°F. Remove the plastic wrap and place the uncovered strata into the oven and bake for 50 - 60 minutes depending on the accuracy of your oven.
|Strata baked and out of the oven|
To check if the strata is fully cooked insert a knife in the center. When it comes out clean, the French toast strata is done. Cut and serve immediately. This strata is similar to a bread pudding, a lot like French toast, and if you put some chopped pecans on the top it may remind you of a taffy apple. This is just one of the many strata or overnight casserole recipes available. There are many others available on the internet.
|Serve the overnight French toast strata|
|Maybe you prefer a blueberry French toast strata|
|Next up pan-fried and oven baked frittata|