Bread and Cheese Bake

Author: Canadian Living

Put together this combination the night before and refrigerate to give the flavours time to mellow.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 6 slices French bread (1 in/2.5 cm thick)
  • 6 dill pickles thinly sliced
  • 6 ham
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (about 8 oz/250g)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • pepper

Method

In small bowl, cream together butter and garlic. Spread mixture lightly on both sides of bread slices.

Line bottom of 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) baking dish with single layer of bread slices. Arrange pickle slices on bread; top each with 1 slice of ham.

Combine cheese and stock; spread evenly over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

While oven is preheating, let casserole stand at room temperature. Bake, uncovered, in 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges of bread start to brown. If desired, place under broiler for a few minutes to brown bread more. Sprinkle with pepper to taste and serve immediately.

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