• In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-low heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. (If using sausage, cook over medium heat until brown; drain fat.)

  • Meanwhile, butter bread slices on one side. Cut into 1-inch cubes. Place half the bread cubes in a greased 2-quart square baking dish. Top with half the bacon. Top with remaining bread cubes and remaining bacon; sprinkle with cheese (dish will be full).

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, whipping cream, dry mustard, salt and black pepper. Pour evenly over layers in dish. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.

  • Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until center is set (170 degrees F). Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

763 calories; 55 g total fat; 29 g saturated fat; 356 mg cholesterol; 1312 mg sodium. 29 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 25 g protein; 1409 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 242 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;