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Baked Eggs with Ham and Cheese

Baked Eggs with Ham and CheeseBaked eggs with ham and cheese served atop toasted English muffins. A complete breakfast perfect for brunch.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 slices processed American Cheese*
8 slices ham
1/2 cup light cream (half-and-half)
8 large eggs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese
8 halves English muffin, buttered and toasted
Dash of salt and pepper
Dash of paprika

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cut ham and cheese slices diagonally into 4 triangles each. Arrange 4 ham triangles around the sides of 8 individual buttered ramekins or baked custard dishes (6 to 8-ounce size.) Layer 4 triangles of cheese on top of ham.
  3. Pour a tablespoon of cream into each dish. Carefully break an egg into each dish. Sprinkle each with seasonings and 1 1/2 teaspoons grated cheese.
  4. Place cups in a shallow pan, then pour hot water in pan to depth of 1 inch.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until egg sets and cheese is melted.
  6. To serve, invert an egg over each muffin half.

Makes 8 servings.

*Or substitute another good melting cheese, such as Gouda or Fontina.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.