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You Asked For It: Cheddar Apple Brunch Bake

I've misplaced my breakfast casserole recipe. It had apple pie filling, cubed seasoned stuffing and sausage. Thanks for any help. Marcia Hares of Zephyrhills

Lisa Hatch of Tampa shares a recipe she found online but has not tried. It does not have sausage but it could easily be added. If you include sausage, brown, crumble and drain a bulk variety then add it with the stuffing to make the base.

Cheddar Apple Brunch Bake is one of the easiest recipes you could make. If the chicken flavor stuffing doesn't appeal to you, a cubed seasoned mix could be substituted.

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Cheddar Apple Brunch Bake

1 cup chicken flavor stuffing mix

1 (20-ounce) can apple pie filling

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

6 eggs, beaten

1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk

½ cup water

Sprinkle stuffing mix in the bottom of a 12- by 8-inch baking dish. Top with apple pie filling, then sprinkle on cheese. Beat eggs with evaporated milk and water. Pour over cheese layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set.

Serves: 6.

Source: Lisa Hatch, Tampa

You Asked For It: Cheddar Apple Brunch Bake 11/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 3:30am]
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