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Breakfast Strata

I like to serve this as breakfast for overnight company because you set it up completely the day before.  Then, when you and your company wake up, you pop this in the oven.  It makes the whole house smell good too.  While you are waiting for it, we usually serve some store bought mini-muffins or cut up fresh fruit with vanilla yogurt to spoon on top.  And of course, Richard loves to serve Mimosas!



  • 8 slices whole wheat bread cubed
  • 2 - 3 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 11/2 - 2 cups chopped ham
    (most of one of those ham steaks)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4-5 Granny Smith apples, sliced & rolled in cinnamon & sugar


  • 11 eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter (1/2 stick), melted



Feel free to add more cheese, ham, or apples to this dish.  The above amounts fit into my 9 x 13 by 2 inches deep Pyrex pan.   Layer in order half of the bread, half of the cheese, all of the ham (sprinkled generously with fresh pepper), all of the apples slices, the remaining bread cubes, and the remaining cheese.

In a blender combine the remaining ingredients except the butter. Pour over the casserole, top with melted butter and refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered in a 350 oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until firm to the touch. 

Makes 6 nice size squares to serve.  Remember, we serve other things with this.  If you have really big eaters, use a bigger (not deeper) pan and add to the recipe...or make two.


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