Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Apple and Sausage Breakfast Bake

Have I got a treat for you! What kind of a friend would I be if I didn't share this with you?
I don't know what to call this, so for simplicity, I'm calling it a Apple and Sausage Breakfast Bake.
A couple of months ago when we were guests of my brother and his wife, my sister-in-law Chele, prepared a dish similar to this using cranberries. I did not get to watch her preparation process but I did pay attention to a few things and came up with this.
My family was over the moon with this breakfast bake and I thought it was a nice change from the usual breakfast fare.
The best part of this is you can prepare it the night before then sachet into the kitchen the next morning and serve a piping hot healthy breakfast without breaking a sweat. I do sachet, did I ever tell you that? Also, it contains three of major food groups, sausage, sour cream and cheese. How can you go wrong?
Let's get some breakfast vittles going!
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and spray an 8x8 oven safe dish with non-stick cooking spray.



Whisk 6 eggs in a medium bowl.



Add approximately 1/3 cup low fat sour cream and 1 cup of 2% milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon salt and whisk to thoroughly blend.






Cut up a package (6 patties) of breakfast sausage into bite-sized pieces.



Take 12 slices of cinnamon swirl or cinnamon raisin swirl breakfast bread and cut into bite sized pieces.




I have a confession...with a hot cup of coffee by your side it's hard not to pick. So drink tea.




Peel and core one apple (I used a Granny Smith - I like the tartness and they hold up well with baking) and cut up into bite sized pieces. Add to the apples 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon and 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar. Toss the apples pieces in the cinnamon sugar combination.



Line the bottom of your baking dish with a layer of the bread cubes.



Add a layer of sausage and apples and, and, and...







A layer of grated sharp cheddar cheese. Are you drooling yet? You'll need about 2 cups of shredded cheese. Repeat with another layer of bread, sausage, apples and cheese. Pour the milk/egg mixture over the casserole, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, but better yet over night.
Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes. Be sure to check on this at 45 minutes. The bread will puff up and it may overflow in your oven and the last thing I want is a big mess in your oven. I do care; I almost had a big mess in my oven.





Remove and let stand for about 20 minutes so you don't burn your tongue. I got anxious and burned my tongue. I know, I'm pitiful.




Hey beautiful, where have you been all my life?


24 comments:

Andrea said...

I'm actually considering if I have enough time to make this before I go to work today! lol! :) Pictures are great...and the recipe sounds delicious. Looking forward to making it! :)

Carol said...

OMG......this has all my favorite
ingrediants.This is a keeper! I'll try this soon!
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gigi said...

I have everything to make this except the raisin bread. This looks so yummy can we have it for supper? Do you ever cook breakfast for supper? My daddy would always cook us breakfast on Sunday nights usually because we had a big Sunday dinner. I'm putting this with my stash of new recipes!

RecipeGirl said...

Nice creation! I love the addition of apples in there. And I would never think to use cinnamon bread w/ cheese, but it looks like it worked very well!

April said...

I don't know if I would have ever just picked this out to make. It looks delicious!

Debbie said...

I am definitely going to trythis. It looks fantastic and sounds great. I may have to be patient since I may burn my tongue too!!!

Elra said...

Whoa Katherine, this is such a wonderful breakfast. Delicious!
Cheers,
Elra

Marjie said...

***Drool...Drool*** I feel like Thor with my tongue hanging out of my mouth...

Pam said...

The perfect combination of sweet and savory. Delicious!

Susan D said...

This looks and sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it. The sauce for green beans from your post last Wednesday was a BIG hit. Easy and delicious. Thanks so much. Blessings, Susan

5 Star Foodie said...

I love all the ingredients in this breakfast bake. It sounds really good!

Reeni♥ said...

How wonderful!! Yes, my mouth is watering. I love the combo of ingredients!! YUM!!! and more YUM!!

Nazarina A said...

Heh Katherine,

Happy new year!!! Hope all your Christmas and new years wishes came true!!
This post with the cinnamon swirl bread just hit the spot for me!!!You are such a tease!!!

Natashya said...

That breakie has it all! Perfect for a lazy Sunday.
So nice to hear that you sachet, I have been known to traipse myself...

The Blonde Duck said...

Where has this been all my life? I'm coming over.

The Blonde Duck said...

Where has this been all my life? I'm coming over.

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing. A great breakfast indeed!

Bridgett said...

That is one of the most decadent and savory dishes I have come across in a while. It looks absolutely fantastic! Very impressive.

Mrs. G. said...

Will you marry me when it's legal?

Hudson said...

I love breakfast and this looks delicious. Thanks for always sharing your amazing recipes. Hudson and Mary Jo

pigpigscorner said...

Wow what a great way to start off the day! Love the combination. Looks really delicious!

Peter M said...

THIS is southern comfort...a sausage pudding...luv it!

Megan said...

It looks like a winning combo to me!

Pam said...

OMG! This takes the normal breakfast bake to a whole other level!