Serve these custards in individual 8-oz. ramekins for an elegant holiday table presentation.
1 (1-lb.) loaf ciabatta bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup butter, divided
1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
3 (4-oz.) packages wild mushroom blend
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and chopped
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups milk
5 large eggs
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°. Place bread cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over low heat. Drizzle melted butter over bread cubes; toss to coat. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden, stirring halfway through. Transfer cubes to a large bowl.
Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 4 ingredients to skillet; sauté 12 minutes or until tender. Add mushroom mixture to bread cubes.
Melt remaining 1 Tbsp. butter in skillet. Add apple; sauté 4 minutes or until golden. Add apple to bread mixture.
Whisk together cream and next 4 ingredients. Pour over bread mixture; toss well. Pour bread mixture into a greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover casserole and bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes.
2012 Christmas with Southern Living
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