Make-Ahead Maple-Pecan Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 8-ounce package fully cooked sausage patties
  • 16-ounce package Sun-Maid Raisin Bread, cubed
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Directions:

    BROWN sausage, drain fat and cut into bite-size pieces.
    PLACE bread cubes in a greased 13"x9" baking dish; top with sausage.
    COMBINE eggs, milk, half-and-half, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon, then pour mixture over bread and sausage.
    PRESS bread into milk mixture, cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
    In a bowl, COMBINE pecans, butter and maple syrup.
    DRIZZLE over top.
    BAKE at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

    Serves 8 to 12.