Big Apple Egg Bake

  February 12, 2016  |    Blog>Recipes

We love living in the Big Apple! There is so much to do here, and every corner in New York City offers something exciting to do —we always want to dive in and take a big bite out of this succulent city. 😉 Plus, there’s more to the Big Apple’s name– millions of apples are grown in the state of New York and apple picking in the suburbs is a fun, regular fall activity for New Yorkers everywhere, including the city! So the sweet apples in this dish represent our awesome city, the Big Apple. Eggs are one of the most satisfying foods out there, thanks to their protein, they can keep you satiated for hours. The eggs in this dish represent the satisfaction and pride New Yorkers have in saying they’re New Yorkers (us included!). And the
Eggland’s Best eggs and the extra nutrients in them represent all of the things that you can only get the best of in New York City. So in the same way that all eggs have nutrients, only Eggland’s Best offer double the omegas, four times the vitamin D, etc., and although all large cities offer theater, there’s only one Broadway; you can get bagels and pizza everywhere, but only New York is known for the best; and every city has their financial area, but there’s only one Wall Street, etc.) New York City is also a melting pot; there are so many different types of people striving to live in harmony to all enjoy this amazing city together. This bake encompasses a lot of different flavors and textures, representing New Yorkers, and the cheese and eggs are part of what molds them together!

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(Psst… we created this recipe after learning about the Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Recipe” Contest!
Eggland’s Best (EB), is looking for the best original egg recipe with the launch of their 2016 “America’s Best Recipe” Contest. For the first time ever, Eggland’s Best is inviting EB-enthusiasts to submit recipes featuring EB eggs combined with their favorite state-inspired ingredients.
From February 8th to April 29th, fans can submit their favorite recipes on the EB website  for the chance to win $10,000 and a year’s supply of EB eggs.
All recipes must include at least two (2) whole Eggland’s Best Eggs and one (1) locally-sourced ingredient that is either grown or manufactured in the state/district/territory of the entrant. All recipes will be judged on criteria such as taste, creativity, and the inspiration behind the local recipe ingredients.
After state winners are selected, Eggland’s Best will call on all Americans to help narrow down the “Best in State” recipes to five “Best in Region” winners. The “Best in Region” recipes will be revealed on the Eggland’s Best website where EB fans will have the chance to vote for America’s Best Recipe!
Consumers can visit www.egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe to submit their recipes.
Entry Start Date: February 8, 2016
Entry Deadline: April 29, 2016
Website link: www.egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe
Prizes:
– Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 and a year’s supply of Eggland’s Best eggs
– Best in Region: $1,000 and a year’s supply of Eggland’s Best eggs
– Best in State: 1 month’s supply of Eggland’s Best eggs and goodybag

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Makes 7 servings

Ingredients:
2 ½ large apples (use a sweeter variety like Fuji or Red Delicious)
2 ounces turkey bacon
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
1 ½ teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
4 eggs (we use Eggland’s Best because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
1 ½ cups liquid egg whites
¼ cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
5 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
4 ounces fat-free feta cheese, crumbled
Freshly ground pepper
Oil in a spray container

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Core and thinly slice two of the apples. Repeat for the remaining half apple, but set it aside to layer on top.
In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the turkey bacon until slightly crisp. Transfer the turkey bacon to a cutting board and roughly chop.

Place on a small plate and set aside.

In the same pan, add the olive oil and turn the heat to medium. Add the onion and apple. Sauté for 10 minutes or until the ingredients are soft and translucent.

Stir in the rosemary and thyme. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and Greek yogurt. Add the cheeses, turkey bacon, and apple/onion mixture. Season with pepper and mix well.

Spritz a casserole dish with oil from spray container and pour in egg mixture. Place in the oven and cook for about 30-35 minutes or until the center is set. About 20 minutes into the cooking time, take out the casserole and arrange the remaining apple slices on top. Place the dish back in the oven and continue to bake for the remaining time. Allow the casserole to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 203 Calories, 7 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 135 mg Cholesterol, 499 mg Sodium, 15 g Carbohydrate, 2 g Fiber, 10 g Sugar, 21 g Protein

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Big Apple Egg Bake
 
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Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • :
  • 2 ½ large apples (use a sweeter variety like Fuji or Red Delicious)
  • 2 ounces turkey bacon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried)
  • 4 eggs (we use
  • Eggland’s Best
  • because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
  • 1 ½ cups liquid egg whites
  • ¼ cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 ounces fat-free feta cheese, crumbled
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Oil in a spray container
Instructions
  1. :
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Core and thinly slice two of the apples. Repeat for the remaining half apple, but set it aside to layer on top.
  3. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the turkey bacon until slightly crisp. Transfer the turkey bacon to a cutting board and roughly chop.
  4. Place on a small plate and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add the olive oil and turn the heat to medium. Add the onion and apple. Sauté for 10 minutes or until the ingredients are soft and translucent.
  6. Stir in the rosemary and thyme. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and Greek yogurt. Add the cheeses, turkey bacon, and apple/onion mixture. Season with pepper and mix well.
  8. Spritz a casserole dish with oil from spray container and pour in egg mixture. Place in the oven and cook for about 30-35 minutes or until the center is set. About 20 minutes into the cooking time, take out the casserole and arrange the remaining apple slices on top. Place the dish back in the oven and continue to bake for the remaining time. Allow the casserole to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 piece Calories: 203 Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 15 g Sodium: 499 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 21 g Cholesterol: 135 mg

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