Monday, October 6, 2014

Breakfast Strata with Roasted Apple Grille Sauce

A yummy breakfast strata that uses our Roasted Apple Grill Sauce...fantastic Fall flavors for the season!

8-10 slices white bread such as hearty peasant or Italian, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch cubes
8 ounces bacon
1 granny smith apple, cored, peeled, and finely chopped
3 cups Sharp White Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup Roasted Apple Grille Sauce (pick up at Bonnes Amies)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
5 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
Sauté 1/2-inch pieces of bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels.
Place half of the bread cubes in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the granny smith apple, Cheddar cheese and bacon. Repeat layers.
Drizzle the Roasted Apple Grille Sauce over the bread cubes.
Whisk together the cream, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and thyme.
Pour egg mixture over bread cubes. Press down with a spatula.
Cover with plastic wrap for at least 30 minutes, or over night, in the refrigerator.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until golden brown and cooked through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.