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Maple Bacon Strata | Made with Real Maple Syrup

Maple Bacon Strata

Maple Bacon Strata Ingredients:

1/2 pound bacon, chopped

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

1 cup milk

1/2 cup maple syrup

5 eggs

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 tsp crumbled dried sage

1 tsp salt

8 slices sweet Portuguese bread, lightly toasted

12 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated

2/3 cups chopped pistachio nuts

Instructions:

Grease 2 – quart casserole and set aside.

Cook the bacon pieces in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat until they are crisp.  Drain on a paper towel and set aside.

Whisk together the cream, milk, maple syrup, eggs, mustard, sage and salt.

Lay half of the bread in the prepared dish.  Sprinkle it with half the bacon, half the cheese and half the nuts.  Continue layering with remaining ingredients.

Pour the egg mixture over the layers, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove the casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.  Preheat over to 350 F.  Uncover the dish and bake about 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

 

Notes:

Yields about 8 servings.

 

This recipe is from the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich.

 

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Breakfast Casserole | Breakfast Sausage with Fresh eggs

Breakfast Casserole  ( 45 mins. cooking time, about 20 mins. prep if you shred your own cheese)   This is an easy morning crowd pleaser! I call it “Cant Go Wrong Casserole”

Breakfast Casserole Ingredients:

1lb. loose breakfast sausage, cooked and drained; 1 can evaporated milk, 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, 2 slices of bread, cubed; and 5 fresh eggs, beaten.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square pan with vegetable oil. Mix all of the ingredients well and pour into the pan. Cook uncovered about 45 mins.
Notes: Try substituting our hot Italian sausage.  The hot sausage provides a nice contrast to the egg plus has no added sugar!