Apple Sausage Raisin Strata

Total Time
Prep 18 mins
Cook 40 mins

Raisin bread topped with sausage, apples, cheddar cheese and an egg milk mixture. Can be prepared the night before.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 slices raisin bread
  • 6 ounces cooked breakfast sausage links, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 large apple, peeled,cored and cut in 1/4 inch thick wedges
  • 34 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (3 oz)
  • 5 eggs
  • 34 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Place bread in a single layer in the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking dish.
  3. Place sausage and apple in a large skillet, cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Uncover and cook 3 minutes or until the sausage are lightly browned, the apples are soft and the pan juices evaporate.
  5. Spoon the apple sausage mixture over the bread and top with cheese.
  6. Place eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  7. Pour mixture over cheese, let stand 5 minutes or cover and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Bake 30 minutes (35-40 if refrigerated) or until eggs are set in the center.
  9. Cut into squares before serving.


Most Helpful

I tried this and added extra apples with cinnamon. I also doubled twice the amount of raisen bread which I cubed. I add two more eggs . I put in a bit of sage with bulk sausage. We enjoyed this dish for a crowd.

Paula2006 August 20, 2012

The blend of flavours was good. I think next time I would be tempted to add an additional layer of raisin bread, and up the eggs and milk. I used sausage flavoured with apples, so the addition of the apple high-lighted the sausage flavour too. I might slice the sausage thinner next time but the additional raisin bread layer may help. Overall a unique meal that I allowed my young sons to put maple syrup on, which they loved.

mum@home October 20, 2009

I love the idea of this, but in the end I couldn't really taste anything but the eggs. Next time I would add some cinnamon/sugar to the apples when I cook them. And I'll use a different cheese like Montery Jack. I toasted my bread first a bit and that got rid of any soggyness (I learned to do that with any recipe with bread and eggs in the oven a while ago). Baked for 40 minutes. All in all this set up and looked beautiful and was tastey. I'll try it again with the changes. Thanks for a great idea Lorac!

Nikoma February 14, 2009

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