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Maple Toast and Eggs

My home's in the country, right next door to my sister and brother-in-law's. They and their two children all enjoy this dish each time I serve it as a special evening meal—although it can also be made for breakfast or lunch. —Susan Buttel, Plattsburgh, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 cups

Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 12 slices firm-textured white bread
  • 12 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In a small saucepan, heat syrup and butter until butter is melted; set aside.
  • Trim crust from bread; flatten slices with a rolling pin. Brush one side generously with syrup mixture; press each slice into a greased muffin cup with syrup side down. Divide bacon among muffin cups.
  • Carefully break one egg into each cup. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil. Bake at 400° until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 18-20 minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 671 calories, 46g fat (18g saturated fat), 476mg cholesterol, 805mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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