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morning pecan casserole

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Judy W
somewhere in, MI

This casserole has a crunchy, pralinelike layer topping. This is a easy, make-ahead brunch dish.

★★★★★ 2
serves 10
prep time 25 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For morning pecan casserole

  • 1 pkg
    (7 oz.) brown and serve sausage patties
  • 12 slice
    raisin bread, cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 3 c
  • 6
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    each nutmeg and cinnamon
  • 1 c
    coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    pure maple syrup or maple flavored syrup

How To Make morning pecan casserole

  • 1
    Brown the sausage patties according to package directions. Cut patties into bite size pieces. Spread bread cubes in bottom of a lightly greased 3 quart rectangular baking dish. Top with sausage pieces.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, nutmeg & cinnamon. Pour over bread and sausage, pressing lightly to thoroughly moisten the bread. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3
    For topping, in a small bowl combine pecans, brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup. Drop by teaspoonfuls over top of egg mixture.
  • 4
    Bake, uncovered, at 350^ for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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