Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Delicious and Healthy, too and it's Brunch

Please join me on Wednesdays for my new HOME Party
Let's join  in  with     Home     theme  at the Rose Chintz Cottage  .
Last   Saturday   my prayer group and  I  got  together  to celebrate  a  birthday   of our  dear   Sista Lois....   and   we   had a pot luck  brunch!!!!
  I  just have to share one of the  lovely dishes that Colleen  brought.. First of all, it  was   beautiful! 

The   colorful   pear slivers  and  cranberries   looked so festive and     tasty...  but  since it is  meatless  it is   a very healthy  dish     for a  brunch offering!!! 

Pear Breakfast Strata
olive oil
6 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
4 tbsp apricot jam
2 pears, halved, cored and thinly sliced
1 tbsp maple syrup
8 slices whole wheat bread
1/3 cup dried cranberries
4 tbsp sliced almonds

1. Lightly coat a medium-sized baking dish with olive oil.

2. Beat together eggs, milk and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir yogurt and jam together in a smaller bowl. Toss pear slices and maple syrup together in another small bowl.

3. Arrange a layer of bread slices on the bottom of the baking dish. Spoon half of the yogurt/jam mixture and then half of the pears on top, spreading them over the bread. Top with half of the cranberries and half of the almonds. Repeat, ending with almonds on top. Pour the egg mixture over the top, stopping to allow the bread to soak up the liquid. Cover loosely with foil and refrigerate overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove foil from dish and bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown (it will be very puffy). Let sit uncovered for several minutes before serving. (Syrup shown above is optional.)

We did pour just a bit of natural maple syrup over our portion and it was so delicious!!!


  1. Yummy! This looks delicious and would be lovely for breakfast or a brunch. Thanks so much for sharing this at my HOME and have a beautiful day.


  2. This looks really yummy, have to try it sometime. thanks. I am visiting from Pink Sat...Christin


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