Ham and Cheese Brunch BakeA cheesy, delicious, all-in-one meal. Serve with cut up fresh fruit for a tasty breakfast or brunch!

1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
8 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
8 ounces slicedĀ  Swiss cheese
4 large eggs
2 cups milk
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
2-1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1. Arrange 1/2 the bread slices in bottom of an ungreased 13×9-inch baking dish, overlapping as needed. Brush with mustard; top evenly with ham andĀ  Swiss cheese, overlapping as needed. Arrange remaining bread slices over the first layer to make sandwiches.

2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and milk with a wire whisk until well blended. Carefully pour over the sandwiches. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no more than 12 hours.

3. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper and melted butter or margarine. Uncover casserole; sprinkle with crumb topping.

4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until sandwiches are golden brown and puffed. Makes 10 servings.


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