French Toast Strata

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 2 votes

French Toast Strata

Yield: 6 to 8.


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisins
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup sour cream, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • half of a 1-pound loaf of French or Italian bread, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, slices halved


Melt the butter or margarine in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the apple until just softened, about 3 minutes, and remove from heat. Stir in the raisins, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/2 cup sour cream.

In a medium bowl beat the eggs, milk, maple syrup, and remaining 1/2 cup sour cream. In a buttered 10-inch pie plate or 9-inch square baking dish, layer half the bread; spread apple-sour cream mixture over the bread and then layer with remaining bread. Pour egg-milk mixture over. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake strata in preheated oven 50 to 60 minutes, or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

  • Anonymous

    Surprisingly good, easy to make, and good for company.
    We had friends over, and with some crisp bacon it was great!

  • Carrie

    This is a bit more like a bread pudding. A bigger baking pan should be used so there will be no over-flow. This is great to make ahead for company so it will free you up to visit.


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