Mar 16, 2011

Maple Breakfast Casserole

I watched them prepare this casserole on the Cooking Channel and thought it would make a great dish for entertaining  over night guests. Make the dish the night before and  follow the directions at the bottom of the recipe. Serve with fresh fruit and steaming cup of coffee.

Say good morning to a great breakfast recipe with this Maple-Breakfast-Casseroledelicious breakfast casserole. Using Jimmy Dean® Sausage and eggs. It's a great foundation for a great-tasting breakfast.
  • 2 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 cups French bread cubes (¾-inch pieces)
  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Maple Flavor Pork Sausage Roll, cooked, crumbled, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
2. Beat eggs, milk and vanilla in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add bread cubes, sausage, apple mixture and 1-½ cups cheese; stir gently until evenly coated.
3. Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; top with remaining ½ cup cheese.
4. Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve.
Cook’s Tips: Make-Ahead Maple Breakfast Casserole: Assemble casserole as directed. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, uncover and bake 50-55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with warm maple syrup.
12 servings (1 square each)

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