Ham and Cheese Bread Pudding
Makes 8 servings
|1||small loaf (8 ounces) sourdough, country French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch-thick slices|
|3||tablespoons butter or margarine, softened|
|8||ounces ham or smoked ham, cubed|
|2||cups (8 ounces) shredded mild or sharp Cheddar cheese|
|1||teaspoon dry mustard|
|1/8||teaspoon white pepper|
- Grease 11X7-inch baking dish. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with butter. Cut into 1-inch cubes; place on bottom of prepared dish. Top with ham; sprinkle with cheese.
- Beat eggs in medium bowl. Whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Cover; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake bread pudding, uncovered, 45 to 50 minutes or until puffed and golden brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.
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