I’ve made this dish a number of times throughout the years, preparing the ingredients to be quickly cooked up and then stored in the refrigerator overnight for a quick and delicious Christmas morning breakfast.
Paired with a nice fruit salad, coffee and juice (a mimosa or two if you don’t have to be responsible for little ones), it’s a great way to start such a merry day!
3 Tbs Butter
3 medium Granny Smith apples peeled and chopped (about 3 cups)
4 cups cubed firm bread
2 cups shredded old cheddar
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
Grease a 9×9 baking dish.
Melt butter in a pan, and add apples. Cook until tender-crisp (approximately 3 minutes)
Reduce heat to low and stir in brown sugar
Cook through until apples are tender (just a couple of minutes more)
Using half each of the bread, bacon, apples and cheese, layer in the baking dish, and repeat using the remaining bread, bacon, apples and cheese.
Whisk together the milk, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and eggs.
Pour liquid mixture over cheese.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but no more than 12 hours.
Pre-Heat oven to 350, and bake for 45 minutes (uncovered)
Let stand 10 minutes before serving
Test by inserting a knife. If it comes out clean, the strata is ready.
And of course…what you may wish to listen to as you cook….