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Dried Plum & Bacon Strata

Strata, a savory bread pudding with dried plums, cheese and bacon, can stand on its own at breakfast or complement the main course at dinner.

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Prep Time   20 minutes Cook Time   1 hour Serves  8

Ingredients

No-stick cooking spray
1 pound turkey bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 cups French bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup (about 6 ounces) quartered dried plums
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
3 cups milk
8 large eggs
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
1 teaspoon salt


Directions

Lightly coat 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In large nonstick skillet, add bacon; cook and stir 8 minutes over medium-high heat or until bacon is crisp. Drain. In large bowl, combine bread, dried plums, cheese and bacon. Arrange in baking dish; set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, Italian herb seasoning and salt until well blended; pour over bread mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake, covered, 55 to 65 minutes or until top is golden brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
441
Cholesterol
274mg
% of Calories from Fat
44%
Total Fat
22g
Carbohydrate
37g
Protein
25g
Fiber
2g
Potassium
317mg

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