---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: French Toast Strata Pie
  Categories: Casseroles, Meats, Brunch, Breads
       Yield: 12 Servings
       1 lb Country sausage, bulk
       2    Apple; cored, pared, thinly
            - sliced
      10    Eggs
       4 c  Milk
     2/3 c  Maple syrup
       1 ts Ground nutmeg
       1    Loaf Italian bread; cut into
            - 1/2 slices
            Additional maple syrup
   In large skillet, cook sausage. Remove from skillet, drain and crumble. Add
   apple slices to skillet; cook, covered, over medium heat, about 3 minutes.
   In medium bowl, beat eggs; add milk, 1/3 cup maple syrup and nutmeg. Mix
   well. In buttered 10 pie plate, arrange 3/4 of the bread slices. Top with
   sausage, apples and remainig bread slices. Pour milk mixture evenly over
   the top. Cover; refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 350~F for 55-60
   minutes or until set and golden. Serve immediately with addtional maple
   syrup. Refrigerate leftovers.