Breakfast: Sausage and Apple Breakfast Casserole

This weekend my family enjoyed a wonderful trip to the apple orchard. We always make pies with our apples, but had a few left over so I made a yummy breakfast bake.

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Sausage and Apple Breakfast Casserole

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Servings: 12

2 large apples, peeled, chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 eggs
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 cups French bread cubes (3/4-inch pieces)
1 (9.6 ounce) package Pork Sausage Crumbles
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese,divided

Prep Day: Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon; set aside. 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. Spoon into lightly greased 13×9-inch baking dish; top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Serve Day: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake covered 50-55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve. Serve with warm maple syrup.

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