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Sweet Caramel Strata with Almonds and Cherries
breakfast brunch

Sweet Caramel Strata with Almonds and Cherries

At holiday time, brunch is a great alternative to a dinner or cocktail party for entertaining. This festive strata features dried cherries and almonds and is served with a scrumptious butter sauce.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 40m

    Cook Time

  • 458

    Calories

  • 12

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

12

Servings

Strata

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 3 cups milk
  • 7 cups challah, French or Italian bread cubes
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Almond Butter Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Strata, mix eggs, sugar and extract in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in milk until well blended. Add bread cubes and cherries; toss to coat well. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with almonds.

  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly on wire rack.

  • Meanwhile, for the Almond Butter Sauce, bring sugar, butter and cream to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in extracts. Serve with strata.

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