Want something a bit different for dinner that evokes the flavors of fall? Try this recipe for a delicious and unusual strata that combines apples, onions, sausage & cheese! Pair this entree with a crisp salad or some steamed vegetables for a lovely fall dinner.
Apple Sausage Strata
- 1/2 lb of Kielbasa
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 onion
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 C milk
- 2 TBS Honey Mustard
- 1/2 tsp Sage
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1 Loaf French Bread cut into cubes
- 1 C Cheddar Cheese shredded
Cut sausage into slice. Peel, core & chop apple. Chop onion.
Sautee onion, apple & sausage in a skillet.
In a bowl mix eggs, milk, mustard & spices.
In another bowl mix bread cubes with cooked apples, onions & sausage, and 1/2 cup of cheese.
Spread mixture into an oiled 9X13 pan.
Pour egg mixture over all. Gently press down on casserole to ensure that all ingredients are wet-then sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil & bake at 375 for 20 min.
Uncover & bake another 20 min. Let set 10 min or so before serving to set up.
Try different types of sausage, or even ham.
Granny Smith is not the only apple out there! You can try a variety-even within the strata-although a less watery, slightly tart apple is likely to have better flavor.
Use any type of bread that has a bit of body to it (regular mass produced white bread will turn to mush)
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