Our recipe is from a new website called midwestliving.com. 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.
Makes: 10 servings Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 35 mins at 350°F
- 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.