A family favourite for dessert or special breakfast. For an equally delicious treat, substitute pears for the apples.
- Prep: 30 min
- Cooking: 45 min - 1 h
- 3 apples peeled, cored and diced (Crispin, Cortland, Empire or Granny Smith)
- 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
- 12 slices raisin bread diced
- 1 cup (250 mL) grated Canadian Cheddar cheese
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) brown sugar
- 3 cups (750 mL) Milk
- 4 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 ºF (180 ºC). Lightly butter two 8-inch square (20 cm) baking dishes; set aside.
In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; add apples and cinnamon; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes or until apples are just tender.
Divide three quarters of the bread among prepared baking dishes. Dividing equally, layer the ingredients in the following order: apple mixture, cheese, brown sugar and remaining bread.
In a large bowl, whisk milk and eggs together until frothy. Divide among baking dishes. Bake 45 to 60 minutes until set, rotating baking dishes halfway. Serve warm or chilled.
Cooking Club Tips:Remind your Cooking Club members to bring along an 8-inch (20 cm) square glass baking dish to take their portion home in. Serve stratas warm or chilled with or without a dollop of vanilla scented whipped cream.