Pineapple-Coconut Strata

Having overnight guests? Treat them to a taste of the tropics the next morning. They'll never guess what a breeze this dish is to prepare.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

12
cups cubes (1 inch) soft French bread (about 1 lb)
8
eggs
1
can (13.66 oz) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
1
cup half-and-half
1
jar (12 oz) pineapple preserves
1
teaspoon rum extract or vanilla
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1/3
cup chopped macadamia nuts (2 oz)

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread bread cubes evenly in baking dish.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs, coconut milk, half-and-half, preserves, rum extract and salt with wire whisk. Pour over bread. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until set and knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Expert Tips

Serve this strata with breakfast sausage links or patties and fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
225mg
225%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
66g
66%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.