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:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham and Apple Strata Recipe
Servings: 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 (crush cut-off)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/4 cups half & half cream (can substitute part non-fat milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups ham, cut up
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.  In a large bowl combine sliced apples with sugar and cinnamon.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. Makes 6 to 8 servings.



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