A little sweet and a little salty, this slow cooker recipe is worthy of a spot at your next brunch. To make it a little sweeter, drizzle with honey before serving.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray. Cook prosciutto over medium heat until crisp. Remove one-third of the prociutto; cover and chill until ready to serve. Add shallot to remaining prosciutto; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until shallot is softened. Add pears; cook and stir 2 minutes more or just until pears are softened. Remove from heat. Stir in honey and thyme; cool slightly.

  • Line a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner; coat liner with cooking spray. Place half of the bread cubes in prepared cooker. Top with half of the pear mixture and cheese. Repeat layers. In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients; pour over mixture in cooker. Press bread down lightly to moisten. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.

  • Cover and cook on low 3 hours or until a knife comes out clean, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through, if possible. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Let stand, covered, 30 minutes.

  • Reheat reserved prosciutto. Drizzle strata with additional honey and sprinkle with prosciutto and additional thyme.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; 10 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 115 mg cholesterol; 831 mg sodium. 322 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 23 g sugar; 18 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 445 IU vitamin a; 5 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 1 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 77 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 243 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;