Ham and Apple Strata Recipe

This Ham and Apple Strata recipe is a perfect make-ahead meal because it must be refrigerated for at least 6 hours.  Just pop it in the oven about an hour before you want to serve it.  A strata is basically a savory bread pudding made with slices of bread soaked in a custard and baked until set and puffy.  It is the perfect brunch dish to serve your family and friends.  The layers of breakfast staples make this dish a winner! It is so good that you will definitely get raves!

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Ham and Apple Strata Recipe:

Ham and Apple Strata Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


3 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
Sugar and ground cinnamon to cover apple slices
6 slices whole wheat bread (cut-off crust)
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 1/4 cups half & half cream (can substitute part non-fat milk)
1 1/2 cups cup up ham
1 tablespoon ground mustard powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce



Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.  In a large bowl combine sliced apples with sugar and cinnamon.

Spread one side of bread with butter.  Arrange buttered slices in single layer in prepared baking dish.  Layer 1/2 Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, ham pieces, and sugared apple slices.  Top with the remaining 1/2 Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.

In a medium bowl, combine eggs, half & half, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.  Pour mixture over the cheese.  Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake 50 to 60 minutes.  Remove from oven and serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.




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