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Savory Turkey Sausage & Apple Bread Pudding

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes plus standing
Serves: 12


Schnucks nonstick cooking spray
3 teaspoons Crisco® extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 package (16 ounces) turkey sausage, casings removed if necessary
2 Granny Smith and/or Fuji apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 2-1/2 cups)
1 large onion, chopped (about 1-1/2 cup)
10 slices Schnucks Bakery 9-grain bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
1 package (8 ounces) Schnucks fine-cut sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped
1-1/2 cups Schnucks Egg-Spectations® liquid real egg product
2 cups Schnucks 1% lowfat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 7 to 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up sausage with side of spoon. Transfer sausage to paper towel-lined plate.

2. In same skillet, cook apples and onion in remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons oil over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. In large bowl, toss bread, cheese, parsley, sage, sausage and apple mixture until well combined. Evenly spread bread mixture in prepared dish.

3. In same bowl, whisk together real egg product, milk, salt and pepper; slowly pour over bread mixture until moistened completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours; let stand 20 minutes at room temperature before baking. Bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until top is golden brown, top springs back when touched and internal temperature reaches 160°F. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Each serving: about 250 calories, 11 g total fat (6 g saturated), 41 mg cholesterol, 698 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 17 g protein