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Maple Bacon Breakfast Strata

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Strata

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 65 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This overnight bacon, egg breakfast strata flavored with maple syrup is sure to become a family and company favorite!


Ingredients

Units Scale

1/2 lb bacon, sliced into 1/2″ pieces

1 1/4 c heavy cream

1 c milk

1/2 c pure maple syrup

5 large eggs

2 t Dijon mustard

2 t crumbled dry sage

1 t coarse salt

6 slices, approx 1″ thick of challah bread, maple streusel bread or your choice, lightly toasted and cut into thirds which makes this easier to fit to pan

3 c grated sharp Cheddar cheese or your choice

2/3 c chopped pistachio nuts

Fresh ground black pepper and Maple Syrup for serving


Instructions

Grease and 8 x 8 or an 11 x7 two quart casserole dish.

Fry the bacon pieces in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Whisk together the 1 1/4 c of cream, 1 c milk, 1/2 c maple syrup, 5 eggs,  2 t Dijon mustard, 2 t crumbled sage, and 1 t salt in a large 4 c measuring cup or bowl.

Lay half of the bread in the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle with half of the bacon, half of the cheese and half of the nuts. Repeat!

Pour the egg/cream mixture over the layers, cover the surface of the strata with plastic wrap, pressing down gently so all the bread is submerged in the egg/cream mixture. Place in refrigerator overnight.

Remove casserole from fridge 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350. uncover the breakfast strata and bake for about 40 minutes until the egg mixture is no longer jiggly and the dish is bubbly and the cheese is golden!

Remove from oven and let stand about 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with fresh ground pepper and more syrup as desired!


Notes

From: The Maple Syrup Cookbook

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