Berry and Bacon Strata



1 loaf bread, cubed

1 1/2 c. berries, (if strawberries, cut up)

1/2 lb bacon, crumbled

2 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese

12 eggs

2 c. milk

1/2 c. maple syrup


Prepare the night before
Spread half the bread crumbs over a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.  Sprinkle the berries and bacon on top of the bread.  Add the cubed cream cheese.  Top with remaining bread crumbs.  Whisk together eggs, milk and maple syrup and pour mixture over the strata.  Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350.  Bake strata covered for 30 minutes.  Uncover and continue baking an additional 30 minutes.

Serving Suggestions:  Crumbled brown sugar; sprinkled confectioners sugar; maple syrup.

Recipe courtesy of The Butcher Shoppe.