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Berry Strata

The following recipe was created in collaboration with Lauren Schulte. To see more of her bites and meals, visit her Instagram @TheBiteSizePantry

It’s a “berry” good idea to make this Berry Strata ahead of time and pop it in the oven when it’s time to dig in or, if you just can’t resist the fruity goodness, you can bake as soon as you make and waste no time indulging.

Berry Strata Ingredients

Easy enough for a weekday, yet elegant enough for entertaining, this dish is perfect for any occasion. Serve a slice by itself or top with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. You can’t go wrong!

Jam packed (pun intended) with Bonne Maman preserves, Heinen’s frozen berries, fresh-baked bread, eggs, ricotta cheese and walnuts, this dish is slightly salty with the addition of a special ingredient – Cape Cod lightly salted kettle cooked chips!

Berry Strata

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Berry Strata
Berry Strata
Cook time:
55min
Prep time:
10min
Total time:
65min

Servings:
10

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 loaf of Heinen’s challah bread, torn into bite-size chunks
  • 2 cups Heinen’s almond milk
  • 1 cup Natural Bliss almond milk vanilla coffee creamer
  • 2 cups Cape Cod lightly salted kettle cooked chips, crushed
  • 9 large Heinen’s cage-free eggs
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 12 oz. jar Bonne Maman preserves, any flavor
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 24 oz. Heinen’s frozen mixed berries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with the butter. Cover the bottom of the dish with half of the torn challah pieces.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the milk, creamer, eggs, orange juice and orange zest.
  4. Slowly pour half of the wet mixture over the bread bits.
  5. Sprinkle half of the frozen berries over the bread bits and dollop half of the ricotta over the soaked bread.
  6. Dollop half of the fruit preserves over the bread.
  7. Add half of the potato chips over top of the berries, ricotta and preserves.
  8. Arrange the remaining bread evenly over top. Pour the remaining wet mixture over the bread and add the rest of the frozen fruit and potato chips.
  9. Spoon the remaining ricotta and preserves over the top and sprinkle with walnuts. The walnuts will toast while the strata bakes
  10. Bake uncovered for 55 minutes until the strata has browned on top and puffed up slightly. It should not jiggle.
  11. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  12. Garnish with fresh mint, strawberries and powdered sugar, if desired.
  13. Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!

Note: For the best results, cover the strata tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight before baking. 

Berry Strata

By Lauren Schulte
Well hello there, I’m Lauren and I love food! Keeping meals simple, satisfying and accessible to all is the main purpose behind my cooking, but I always add a touch of creativity and uniqueness.I’m a family-taught cook and food is one of my greatest passion in life, but I suppose there is a little more to me than just food. I am a fur-mama to two wonderful rescue pups, Herbie and Nelly and our cat Grayson, who are all part of The Bite Size Pantry household. They love to be with me in the kitchen and they make the cleanup process a whole lot easier. Thanks to the wonderful internet world I’ve been able to pursue my dream of cooking. Sometimes it seems like a lot, but I just love food and I really love sharing that love with others who love it too.

Recent Reviews

5
  1. 5

    I say, “Brunch, dessert, breakfast too! straight out of the oven OR a week+ later”
    Even a week + later, for me, warmed up in the microwave, DELISH !
    FLAVORFUL and BALANCED FLAVORS – light !
    creamy and not gooey
    firm and not stiff / hard
    soft and not spongy
    MAN ! What a terrific creation !
    The berry flavors + the Challah flavor + the Ricotta flavor = YUM !

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