Crescent's Overnight Cornbread Strata

Unpack Crescent's famed breakfast in a basket to discover this egg casserole.


8 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


Vegetable cooking spray
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
8 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Pinch of dried dillweed
Pinch of dried basil
Dash of hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce


Place crumbled cornbread in a 15" x 10" x 1" jellyroll pan. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Let cool.

Place cornbread pieces in a 13" x 9" x 2" baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer cheese over cornbread; sprinkle ham over cheese.

Combine eggs and remaining 7 ingredients; stir well. Pour over cornbread mixture. Cover and chill overnight.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until set and golden. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Crescent Dragonwagon,

Dairy Hollow House,

Christmas with Southern Living 1996,

Oxmoor House

January 1996
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