Overnight Caramel Strata

READY IN: 8hrs 40mins
Recipe by yooper

A wonderful make ahead breakfast or brunch dish! A unique twist on "French Toast!"

Top Review by ZaarAddict

I enjoyed this. It was not overly sweet at all. I halved the recipe and used 1/2 a round loaf of italian bread. I left the crust on and it wasn't a problem. I used 4 slices and cut them in half. They fit perfectly in an 8X8 pan. The rest of the bread was then cubed and put on top of the slices. Then I poured the egg mixture over it. Oh, I also 1/2 heavy cream and skim milk. Cooking time was perfect. Since I cubed the bread, the top layer got a little "toasty" and had the more creaming bottom layer. I enjoyed the combo. Yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, butter and corn syrup in heavy small saucepan.
  2. Stir mixture over medium-low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Pour into a a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.
  5. Tilt dish to coat bottom evenl-cool.
  6. Arrange 6 bread slices in singlelayer top caramel, trimming bread to fit.
  7. Cover with remaining bread slices, trimming to fit.
  8. Whisk milk, eggs,vanilla and salt in bowl to blend.
  9. Pour over bread.
  10. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  11. Preheat oven to 350.
  12. Bake strata uncovered until bread is puffed and lightly golden, about 40 minutes.
  13. Let stand 5 minutes.
  14. Cut into 6 portions.
  15. Using a spatula, invert each portion onto plate so that caramel side faces up.

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