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Eggnog French Toast Strata with Cranberry Syrup
Posted by: Bev Mon, 21 Jun 2004, at 8:00 a.m.


COOK'S NOTES

Recipe Fact
A strata is a baked casserole, usually made with layers of bread and cheese. An egg-milk mixture is poured over it before baking.

Ingredient Info Cartons of commercial eggnog begin appearing in stores around mid October. Canned eggnog is sold year round in some locations.

Make It Special Top individual servings with dollops of sweetened whipped

Prep Time: 15 minutes (Ready in 9 hours)

STRATA

1 (1-lb.) loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

2 1/2 cups eggnog

6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

8 eggs

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

CRANBERRY SYRUP

1 cup frozen raspberry blend juice concentrate, thawed

1 cup jellied cranberry sauce
1/3 cup sugar
Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Arrange enough bread slices to cover bottom of greased dish. Spread tops of bread slices in dish with cream cheese. Arrange remaining bread slices over top.
In large bowl, combine eggnog, butter and eggs; beat with wire whisk until well blended. Pour evenly over bread slices. With back of spoon, gently press bread into dish. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 325F. Uncover dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set and edges are light golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients; mix well. Cook and stir with wire whisk over medium-low heat until cranberry sauce and sugar have melted.
To serve, cut strata into squares; serve with cranberry syrup.
8 servings

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