What You Need:
(Makes: 12 servings)
2 cups of packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter, cubed
1/4 cup of corn syrup
3 large Apples, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of apple pie spice
1 loaf (1 pound) of day-old cinnamon bread
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
1 cup of 2% milk
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
What to Do:
STEP 1) In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
STEP 2) In a small bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, sugar and pie spice. Arrange half of the bread slices in a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Spoon apples over bread; drizzle with half of the caramel sauce. Sprinkle with pecans; top with remaining bread.
STEP 3) In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and vanilla. Pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining caramel sauce.
STEP 4) Remove the strata from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
STEP 5) In a small microwave-safe dish, microwave reserved sauce, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Drizzle over strata.
STEP 6) Enjoy!