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Apple Breakfast Strata

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Categories: Make ahead
Type: Breakfast

Planning a family brunch that calls for something extra special? This oven-baked egg dish puffs up golden and fills your kitchen with the irresistible scent of baked apples.

Serves: Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices reduced-calorie French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Philadelphia fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups Cary's Sugar Free Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups (4 small) cored, peeled, and chopped cooking apples
  • 2/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 eggs or equivalent in egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

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Directions:

  1. Place half of bread cubes in an ungreased 11-by-7-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir cream cheese with a spoon until soft. Add 1/2 cup maple syrup. Mix gently to combine. Drop cream cheese mixture by spoonful evenly over top of bread cubes.
  3. Evenly sprinkle chopped apples over cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining bread cubes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine dry milk powder and water. Add eggs and apple pie spice. Mix well to combine using a wire whisk. Pour milk mixture evenly over top.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until strata is set.
  7. Drizzle remaining 3/4 cup maple syrup evenly over top. Cut into 6 servings. Serve at once.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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