French Toast Apple-Maple Brunch Strata

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Total Time
2hrs 50mins
2 hrs
50 mins

Perfect for a weekend brunch, you can chill 2 hours or up to 24 hours! Use either French or Italian if possible day-old bread (for easier slicing) for this. You can increase the apples to 3 if desired, roughly half a loaf of bread should be enough for this recipe!

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  1. Butter a 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add in apples and saute until just softened (about 3 minutes) remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the raisins, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/2 cup sour cream.
  5. In a medium bowl beat eggs, half and half, maple syrup and remaining 1/2 cup sour cream.
  6. Layer HALF of the sliced bread in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  7. Spread the apple/sour cream mixture over the bread slices, then top with remaining bread slices.
  8. Pour the egg mixture over the top of the bread.
  9. Cover and refrigerate from 2-24 hours.
  10. Set oven to 325 degrees.
  11. Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until set and lightly browned.
  12. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.