Saturday, December 24, 2011

Morning Pecan Casserole

Merry Christmas Eve. Are you enjoying family time? The weather is perfect. Not too hot and not too cold. Just enough coolness to keep you moving. Prissy and I came to the shop early and then I ran and had breakfast this morning. She is curled up snoozing and I am enjoying some jazzy Christmas music. I have the shop windows open and hear all the traffic on 90. Wally world is pretty busy. I'll be hear 'til about 2:00 or 3:00.

Our recipe is from a new website called I know we all have our favorite Christmas morning casseroles but this one had a few new things added. The pecans and cinnamon raisin bread sound delicious. You put it together tonight and just cook and serve in the morning.

Morning Pecan Casserole

Makes: 10 servings Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 35 mins at 350°F
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  • 1 8 ounce package brown-and-serve sausage patties
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 16 ounce loaf raisin bread, cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups light cream or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup


1. In a medium skillet brown the sausage patties on both sides over medium-high heat. Drain off the fat; cut patties into bite-size pieces.

2. Meanwhile, spray a 3-quart rectangular (13x9x2-inch) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread cubes in dish. Add browned sausage pieces.

3. In a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Pour over bread and sausage, pressing bread and sausage into the egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

4. For topping, in a bowl combine brown sugar, pecans, butter, or margarine and maple syrup. Drop by teaspoonfuls over top of egg mixture.

5. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Makes 10 servings.

Have a wonderful evening.

See you at the shop.

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