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

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 8
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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Bob Wakeman Recipe
Well Seasoned
Dupo, IL (pop. 4,138)
Member Since Aug 2011
Bob's notes for this recipe:
Found a recipe in our news paper and though it needed improving..This turned out to be a big hit.
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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...

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user 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
user 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.
user 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?
user 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?

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