This is currently in my oven so I will post pictures when its done. So I was thinking this would also be good with sausage. I'll let you know when I try it.
Apple Bacon Bread Pudding
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 cups cubed crusty bread
1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 ½ cups milk
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
Grease 2-quart casserole. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook apples in butter 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in brown sugar; reduce heat to low. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. Layer half of the bread, bacon, apples and cheese in casserole. Repeat with remaining bread, bacon, apples and cheese. Mix all remaining ingredients; pour over cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.4Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.