Bob's Ham & Apple Casserole w/ Onions & Mushrooms

Bob Wakeman Recipe

By Bob Wakeman bluecatfish1

25 Min
40 Min

Found a recipe in our news paper and though it needed improving..This turned out to be a big hit.

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1 c
diced ham
apples,peeled,cored,and diced
1 small
8 oz
button mushrooms,diced
4 slice
maple bacon
6 slice
whole-grain bread,cubed
3/4 c
shredded cheddar cheese
egg whites
1 c
half and half
1/2 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

You will need a med-large casserole dish and a heave duty skillet.
In the skillet fry bacon till crisp. Remove from skillet with a sloted spoon,drain and crumble,save..
In the bacon drippings add onion and mushrooms.Cook for 3-5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon. Now I save my bacon drippings. But you can do what you will.
In a mixing bowl add ham,bread cubes, cheese,onions,mushrooms,and bacon. Toss to mix well.Spread evenly in a med-large casserole dish.
In a medium mixing bowl,beat together egg whites and half-half. Pour mixture over the bread mixture.
Using a fork press down on bread mix to help absorb the liquid. Top with parmesan cheese.cover with foil.
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake casserole covered for 25 minutes..Uncover and top with some chedder cheese. Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes until puffed and golden brown...

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #and, #veggies

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Irisa Raina 9 Irisa
Aug 11, 2012
Bob, you got ham got just has to be good....gonna pinch you...whoops....I mean this recipe....LOL
Dee morgan ldee
Aug 11, 2012
This sounds delicious - and perfect for those things you have "some of" in the fridge or cabinet! Will the recipe work if you use whole eggs rather than just egg whites?

Thank you.
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Aug 11, 2012
Bob, did you ever hear of a recipe called "Fried Apples & Onions"?
Laura Ingalls Wilder mentions it a few times in her book, Farmer Boy - the story of her husband's boyhood.
But she never explains how it was made. I'm assuming just sliced apples, onions, a little butter or bacon grease, and some seasonings, but what seasonings? LIW says her husband's mouth used to water as a boy, just waiting for the Apples & Onions to be served, so I'm thinking it had some great spices.
Have you ever run across a recipe like this?
susan simons imbossmare
Aug 11, 2012
Bob this sounds really good, I just bought maple smoked bacon at the butcher this week and I have some apples in the fridge that I need to use.. So what did you make with all the egg yolks?
jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Aug 11, 2012
Fall is in the air with this recipe for me. Nothing any better than ham with apples or pears some fruit you know.
Going to give it a pinch and save to my box will be making this one night very soon, let you know
Bob Wakeman bluecatfish1
Aug 11, 2012
Thanks all. Susan I have heared of that very same thing. I think Ill look in my very old cook books and see if it is there...

Dee not the whole egg. Just will not come out right.
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Aug 11, 2012
Hey, Bob - I just found this online.

Almanzo Wilders Fried Apples n Onions
• 15 minutes to make
• Serves 6

This is one of my most favorite side dishes! It comes from the Little House on the Prairie cookbook where it took the excerpt from Farmer Boy.


• 1/2 lb bacon
• 6 yellow onions sliced
• 6 tart apples (i use granny smith or fugi) sliced
• 2 tbsp brown sugar

How to make it

• In a large skillet fry the bacon until brown and crisp
• Remove bacon and put on a warming platter
• Drain all but 1 tbsp of bacon grease
• Add the onion slices
• Cook over medium high heat for about 3 minutes
• Add the apple slices
• Stir in the brown sugar
• Cover the skillet and let cook until onions and apples are tender but not mushy
• Stir enough to prevent scorching
• Remove to large serving bowl and crumble bacon on top.
• Serve immediately.

Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Aug 11, 2012
Interesting and quite different, a must try.
Dee morgan ldee
Aug 12, 2012
Bob thanks for the caution about the whole eggs - I don't want to spoil it and I intend to try the recipe this month!
Jun 9, 2015 - sallye bates shared this recipe with discussion group: LIVELY DISCUSSIONS SPOKEN HERE.