Recipes and Cooking Apple-Fennel Ham and Egg Casserole Our Test Kitchen describes this egg casserole as tasty and hearty, but still light. Save the fennel fronds for a photo-worthy garnish. By Laura Marzen Published on September 9, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 60 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 95 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 ounce dry rye bread, cut into small cubes (4 cups)* 1 medium fennel bulb 6 ounce thinly sliced, cooked ham, chopped (1 1/4 cups) 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped (1 1/2 cups) 4 ounce Havarti cheese, shredded (1 cup) ½ cup thinly sliced green onions 6 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cup milk ¼ teaspoon black pepper Sliced green onions (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 2-qt. rectangular baking dish. Spread half of the bread cubes in the dish. If desired, snip some of the green feathery tops from the fennel bulb and reserve for a garnish. Trim, core, and chop fennel bulb; measure 1 cup. Sprinkle fennel evenly over bread in dish. Top with ham, apple, cheese, and 1/2 cup green onions. Top with remaining bread. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and pepper. Drizzle evenly over bread mixture in dish. Press down lightly with the back of a large spoon until all the bread is moistened. Bake, uncovered, about 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle top with reserved fennel fronds and/or additional sliced green onions. *To Dry Bread: Let bread cubes stand at room temperature, uncovered, 6 hours. Or, bake cubes bread in a 300°F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until dry. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 242 Calories 11g Fat 19g Carbs 16g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 242 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 167mg 56% Sodium 523mg 23% Total Carbohydrate 19g 7% Total Sugars 7g Protein 16g Vitamin C 4.9mg 25% Calcium 202mg 16% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 435mg 9% Folate, total 56.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.