Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Recipe Time: Berry Strata

It's been awhile since I've shared a recipe with you all and I recently discovered a quick and easy breakfast recipe that I knew I wanted to share. What's great about this recipe is you prepare it the night before so then all you have to do is throw it in the oven in the morning and then presto, 45 minutes later you have a delicious, healthy breakfast. The other thing that's great about it is that it uses frozen fruit so you can have a hearty, fruit filled breakfast in the winter. My boyfriend and I both love this dish and I've made it a few times now so I figured it had passed the test and was worthy of sharing.

My homemade Berry Strata fresh from the oven!

Berry Strata


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 slices of bread, torn into 1-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen mixed berries, thawed and drained


Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Turn off the heat, add the honey, and stir to combine.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the eggs, ricotta, and sugar. Using a fork, mix to combine and beat the eggs. Add the milk, orange juice, butter and honey mixture, and bread. Stir to combine. Gently fold in the berries.
Place the ingredients in a 10-inch round (2-quart) baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the strata until golden on top and baked through, about 40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Spoon into dishes and serve.


  1. Anything with berries sounds good to me.

  2. Yummy, since berry season is almost here I'll have to try this one.

  3. Wow - that looks absolutely delicious! I love warm poached fruit for breakfast but this just takes it to a whole new level. A real weekend treat.
    You may like KitchenMaid's blog (you can find it on my blog) - she has some lovely recipes too :)

  4. maybe I should make some yummy things tomorrow :) I feel inspired

  5. That looks fabulous! I can't wait to try it.

  6. This looks and sounds delicious!


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