Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Cracker Barrel Holiday Strata
1 lb. (500 g) sliced ham
1 pkg. (300 g) Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 pkg. (300 g) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 medium red pepper, cut into strips
*optional add 100g shredded swiss cheese to the shredded cheddar cheese*
PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Roll out two thirds of the pastry. Place on bottom and up side of 9-inch (23-cm) springform pan, letting excess pastry hang over side of pan.
LAYER half each of the ham, cheese, spinach and peppers in prepared pan; repeat layers. Beat eggs lightly with wire whisk or fork. Remove 3 Tbsp. of the eggs; set aside for later use. Pour remaining eggs over ingredients in pan. Roll out remaining pastry to 10-inch circle; place over ingredients in pan. Crimp top crust to bottom crust to seal edges; cut slits in top crust to allow steam to escape. Brush with reserved eggs.
BAKE 45 min. or until pastry is golden brown and filling is set in centre.
Recipe by Kraft foods, Photo by Patty O'Hearn Kickham