Ingredients

 6 oz Swiss cheese, shredded and divided (4 cups)
 1 lb Day-old Italian bread, cut into 24 slices (1/2-inch each)
 ½ cup Golden Ale Mustard
 1 lb Thinly sliced deli or fully cooked ham
 ½ cup Michigan Cherry Spread
 8 Large eggs
 3 cups Milk
 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 ½ tsp Each, salt and pepper
Yields1 Serving

Instructions

1

Set aside 1 cup Swiss cheese for the top. Spread 12 bread slices with mustard. Layer each with ham and 1/4 cup Swiss. Spread Cherry Spread on remaining bread. Place on Swiss-topped bread slices to make a sandwich. Cut each sandwich diagonally into four triangles. Arrange sandwiches crusts up in a greased 3-quart or 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

2

Whisk the eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour egg mixture over sandwiches. Sprinkle with reserved Swiss. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3

Remove strata from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Heat oven to 350°F.

4

Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake for 15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and thermometer inserted in egg mixture reads 160°F. Let stand for 10 minutes

Ingredients

 6 oz Swiss cheese, shredded and divided (4 cups)
 1 lb Day-old Italian bread, cut into 24 slices (1/2-inch each)
 ½ cup Golden Ale Mustard
 1 lb Thinly sliced deli or fully cooked ham
 ½ cup Michigan Cherry Spread
 8 Large eggs
 3 cups Milk
 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 ½ tsp Each, salt and pepper

Directions

1

Set aside 1 cup Swiss cheese for the top. Spread 12 bread slices with mustard. Layer each with ham and 1/4 cup Swiss. Spread Cherry Spread on remaining bread. Place on Swiss-topped bread slices to make a sandwich. Cut each sandwich diagonally into four triangles. Arrange sandwiches crusts up in a greased 3-quart or 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

2

Whisk the eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour egg mixture over sandwiches. Sprinkle with reserved Swiss. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3

Remove strata from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Heat oven to 350°F.

4

Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake for 15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and thermometer inserted in egg mixture reads 160°F. Let stand for 10 minutes

Monte Cristo Strata

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