Sweet Caramel Strata With Almonds And Cherries

Sweet Caramel Strata With Almonds And Cherries
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Common in the Midwest, strata will make for one festive addition to any holiday season brunch or breakfast table. Courtesy of McCormick
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
40
minutes
Servings
1
2
Sweet caramel strata with almonds and cherries
Total time: 55 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mccormick® pure almond extract
  • 3 cup milk
  • 7 cup challah, french or italian bread cubes
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon mccormick® all natural pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon mccormick® pure almond extract
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. For the strata, mix eggs, sugar and extract in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended.
  3. Stir in milk until well blended.
  4. Add bread cubes and cherries; toss to coat well.
  5. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle evenly with almonds.
  7. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  9. For the Almond Butter Sauce, bring sugar, butter and cream to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat.
  10. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Stir in extracts.
  13. Serve with strata.