Raspberry Cream Cheese Strata

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15min” cook_time=”45min” serves=”2″ details=”” ] [ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””] [ingredients-left] 4 slices bread, cut into 1-inch cubes, divided 1 package

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Raspberry Cream Cheese Strata

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15min” cook_time=”45min” serves=”2″ details=”” ]

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  • 4 slices bread, cut into 1-inch cubes, divided
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries

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[ingredients-right]

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

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[ingredients-list title=”Raspberry Syrup” serving_size=””]
[ingredients-left]

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

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[ingredients-right]

  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon butter

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place half of the bread cubes in a shallow 1-quart baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Top with cream cheese and raspberries. In a small mixing bowl, combine the eggs, syrup, milk and remaining bread cubes; spoon over raspberries. Cover and refrigerate overnight.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until set. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, for syrup, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until syrup reaches desired consistency. Add berries; mash slightly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter. Pour over strata. Serve immediately. [/step-item]

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[nutrition-info calories=”682″ calories_fat=”” fat=”29g” sat_fat=”14g” choles=”376mg” sodium=”729mg” carbs=”85g” sugars=”” protein=”22g” fiber=”4g”]

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    Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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