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French Toast Strata

Breads & Desserts

Ingredients

4 oz. day-old French or Italian bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (4 cups)
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup, plus more to serve with strata, if desired
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

Spray an 11-by-17-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread cubes in an even layer in prepared dish; sprinkle raisins and cream cheese evenly over bread. Beat eggs until blended in a medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed. Add milk, 1/2 cup pancake syrup and vanilla; mix well. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Cover; refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over strata. Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes, or until puffed, golden brown and a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve with additional pancake syrup, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

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