“I started making this years ago when I worked at a little bistro in Indiana. It was a very popular lunch item, but would also be a great dish for a brunch or any special occasion! Hope you try it! (*Warning, it's very rich!)”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour 1/4 cup of the melted butter into a 13x9 baking dish, set aside.
  2. Spread both sides of all of the bread with mustard. Arrange 9 slices in baking dish.
  3. In large skillet, saute the ham, mushrooms and garlic in the remaining 3 Tablespoons butter until mushrooms are tender. Add the onions and cook one minute longer til onions are crisp-tender.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly over bread slices, then sprinkle with all the cheese.
  5. Arrange rest of bread slices on top of the cheese layer.
  6. In large bowl, beat the eggs, then beat in the cream, salt, and pepper. Stir in the parsley.
  7. Carefully and evenly pour over the bread.
  8. Place dish in a larger baking pan or shallow roaster pan if needed. Fill larger pan with 1 inch of water.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  10. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  11. Drizzle lightly with maple syrup if desired.

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