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Sausage and Apple Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Sausage and Apple Breakfast Casserole

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"Sweet, spicy apple chunks, sausage, and Cheddar cheese add loads of flavor to this egg and bread cube casserole that's perfect for brunch. "

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Original recipe makes 12 squares Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 10 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Beat eggs, milk and vanilla in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add bread cubes, sausage and 1 1/2 cups cheese and apple mixture; stir gently until evenly coated.
  3. Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  4. Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve.
  5. Serve with warm maple syrup.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Tips:
  • Make-Ahead Maple Breakfast Casserole: Assemble casserole as directed. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, uncover and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2010

We have been making this casserole for years, and it pleases both the savory & sweet crowd at brunch! You will love this recipe as written, but I have made modifications over the years that are also good. I prefer to use Jimmy Dean's Maple Sausage for added sweetness. I have also used cinnamon swirl, sourdough, and cinnamon raisen bread in place of the French bread, and I think they're all great. I also prefer to use Granny Smith (tart) or Honey Crisp apples for their crisp texture, and top with Gruyere cheese instead of cheddar (but both are great). TIP: Make it the night before you want to serve it, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Then pull it out and let it sit on your counter for 30 - 45 minutes before you pop it in the oven. Great for Christmas morning, so you can sit by the tree instead of in your kitchen!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2011

We didn't like this much at all. It was too bready. Like bread pudding with sausage and apples. The flavors just didn't blend well or mesh with our tastes.

 
Dec 27, 2010

This was absolutely delicious. I made a few variations. Cooked sausage links, chopped up and added an extra cup. I also added extra apples, sugar and cinamon, 1 cup of chopped walnuts and some nutmeg. I used three kinds of bread, french, cinamon and wheat. I only used 1/2 of the cheese that was called for. I made it the night before and stored it in the fridge until I baked it the next morning. It came out awesome!

 
Dec 15, 2010

This was my first attempt at a Breakfast Casserole and it turned out great! I used twice the apples, Jimmy Dean Maple flavored sausage and used raisin bread instead of French bread, as another reviewer had suggested. I drizzled maple syrup over mine as I have a SWEET tooth. My boyfriend - who is more for savory - preferred his without syrup and had THREE helpings. He LOVED this, haha. I will be making this again, I may even add some raisins next time as they were sooooo good in the bread. This dish did taste best once it "sat" for about 15-20 mins out off the oven. Looking forward to having this again on Christmas morning, thanks.

 
Dec 03, 2010

This delicious casserole tastes like french toast with apples, sausage, and cinnamon-y sweetness. **My variations: --I always add extra apple dices (the recipe doesn't call for enough, IMO) --I go a little lighter on the cheese (to preserve the sweet, french-toast-y flavor --I use homemade whole wheat bread instead of white french bread, which results in a more solid (less soggy) french toast texture --I store it in the fridge already baked (not before baking, as the recipe says) and then the next day, I slice it and bake it up in the toaster oven for extra crispy exterior. The small, as it toasts, is amazing! :)

 
Dec 16, 2010

This is good. I thought it was better after it had set for 20 minutes instead of just 10. One of those better the next day dishes. :)

 
Jan 03, 2011

My family and friends loved it!

 
Dec 15, 2010

This was fantastic. I wanted a different spin on the typical breakfast casserole and when I saw this one I had to try it. Everyone loved it! I drizzled some syrup over the top before serving it. I also used granny smith apples instead of Golden Delicious. I will be making this again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 313 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 15.9 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 426 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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