How many of you have recipes like this? I jotted this from a magazine (on a paper napkin) while at the hospital with my niece a few weeks ago. I don't know what magazine, so I can't credit the recipe. If anyone finds it, let me know.
Caramel Apple Strata
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter cubed
1/4 cup corn syrup
3 large apples, peeled and chopped
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. sugar
1 tsp. apple pie spice
1 loaf day old cinnamon bread
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup 2 percent milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened, and set aside. (I found 2 minutes was a bit too long, my sauce was almost candy-next time I will remove it from the heat a little sooner)
In a greased 9 x 13 pan arrange 1/2 the bread slices.
Spoon the apple mixture on top of the
bread and drizzle with half of the caramel sauce.
Top with pecans.
Top with a second layer of bread.
In large bowl combine eggs, milk, salt and vanilla. Pour over top of casserole, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining caramel sauce. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking the next day. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving. Mine set out of the oven while we went to dinner. Heat remaining caramel sauce and drizzle over the strata. Cut into squares and serve alone or with a good quality vanilla ice cream.
My family loved this one!
This could also be served for brunch.