Serve Up Brunch With A Bacon Croque Monsieur Bundt Ring & Cranberry Walnut Camembert Bundt Ring
Do you ever run out of ideas for breakfast and brunch? You have your basics like scrambled eggs, waffles, French toast, and cereal, but that can get a little boring day after day, so why not try something new? These stuffed bundt rings have everything you're looking for in your opening meal and are a delicious way to kick off the day!
1. Bacon Croque Monsieur Bundt Ring
For the bundt ring:
- 11 slices of white bread
- 23 slices of ham
- 10 oz shredded mozzarella
- 12 slices of bacon
For the béchamel sauce:
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 24 fl oz milk
- 1 tbsp mustard
1.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F and cook the bacon in a pan over high heat until browned, about 12 minutes. Blot the excess grease on a paper towel and chop the bacon into small pieces. Add the flour, pepper, and salt to the bacon grease in the pan and whisk to combine. Stir in the mustard and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Cover the béchamel sauce and remove it from the heat. Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin and cut 5 of the slices in half. Grease the bundt pan and line the outer walls with the 6 whole bread slices and the inner ring with the 2 half slices.
1.2 Lay 7 slices of ham around the bundt pan and sprinkle ⅓ of the cheese and ½ of the chopped bacon on top.
1.3 Place 4 half slices of bread over the bacon layer, followed by 9 slices of ham, ⅓ of the mozzarella, the rest of the bacon, and 7 slices of ham. Top with 4 half slices of bread and bake for 30 minutes.
1.4 Invert the brunch ring onto a sheet pan and gently remove the bundt pan. Brush the top of the brunch ring with some of the béchamel sauce, sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top, and cook for another 10 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted and browned. Pour the remaining béchamel sauce on top and your cheesy brunch ring is ready to go!
2. Cranberry Walnut Camembert Bundt Ring
- 13 slices of white bread
- 10 oz camembert cheese (cut into 10 slices)
- 6 oz apples, peeled and chopped
- 5 oz walnuts
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp water
- 7 oz cranberry sauce
2.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Flatten the bread slices with a rolling pin and cut 5 of the slices in half. Grease the bundt pan and line the outer walls with the 6 whole bread slices and the inner ring with the 2 half slices. Lay 5 slices of camembert over the bread.
2.2 Add the water and sugar to a pan over medium heat and caramelize the apple chunks and walnuts. Let the mixture cool down before moving on to the next step.
2.3 Distribute half of the caramelized apples and walnuts over the camembert slices.
2.4 Place 4 half slices of bread over the apples and walnuts, followed by a layer of cranberry sauce.
2.5 Continue to layer the bundt ring as follows: 4 half slices of bread, 5 slices of camembert, the rest of the apples and walnuts, and 4 half slices of bread.
2.6 Invert the brunch ring onto a plate, gently remove the bundt pan, drizzle some cranberry sauce on top, and enjoy!
These delicious dishes will actually make you want to get out of bed on the weekends! You can find the recipes for the 4 Easy-To-Make Toast Rings featured in the bonus video here.