Ham and Pineapple Bake

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This Ham and Pineapple Bake can be enjoyed any time of the day and pairs well with a side of fingerling potatoes and a tossed salad.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 small loaf of French bread
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • ½ lb cooked ham cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup drained pineapple bits
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives

Directions:

  1. Butter a medium size glass baking dish. Slice the French bread and then spread butter on one side of each slice.
  2. Next slice the bread into one-inch cubes and place in baking dish. Spread the ham cubes and pineapple bits on top of the bread and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and then blend in the mustard, salt, pepper, milk, and chives. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread mixture. Cover tightly with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next day pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Remove baking dish from refrigerator and place on middle rack of oven. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until puffed and golden in colour. A knife inserted in the centre should come out clean. Serve immediately.

Bon Appetit!