This is a great breakfast or brunch casserole! It tastes great and almost all of the work can be done the night before! Every time I make this it is a big hit! Serve with a selection of berry preserves if you don't want to make a sauce.
Blue Ribbon Recipe
If you love a Monte Cristo sandwich, then try this breakfast casserole. It has all the flavors of the delicious sandwich but on a more grand scale. We love that this is made the night before. In the morning, there is minimal prep work. A delicious breakfast when having company or on a holiday. The mildly sweet sauce is the perfect addition and complements the salty meats in the sandwich. Yum!
day old loaf French bread, cut diagonally in to 24 slices (about ½ inch)
half and half
smoked ham (cut in half)
Swiss cheese (cut in half)
turkey (cut in half)
half and half
How To Make
Using a pastry brush, butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Spread mustard on one side of the bread slices and arrange half the slices of bread in the bottom (mustard side up).
Layer ham, cheese, and turkey (in that order) over bread slices.
Place the remaining bread slices (mustard side down) on top of the turkey layer.
Lightly brush remaining butter on top of bread slices.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, half-n-half and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over buttered bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Uncover the pan and flip each sandwich. Let casserole sit out while the oven preheats.
Bake casserole in preheated oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
While casserole is baking: combine jelly and water in a small saucepan; heat until melted. Add half-n-half and heat gently until thickened. Serve sauce over plated casserole.
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