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Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches Recipe
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Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches

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"Set aside the bread and serve this ham and cheese melt on puff pastry instead. Sweet and savory never tasted so good...especially when topped with a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar."

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Original recipe makes 4 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    55 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.
  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 12-inch square. Cut into 4 (6-inch) squares. Brush the edges of the pastries with the egg mixture.
  3. With a corner of 1 pastry facing you, place 2 slices ham and 1 slice cheese on the bottom half of the pastry. Fold the pastry over the filling to form a triangle and press the edges to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat with the remaining pastries. Brush the pastries with the egg mixture. Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Sprinkle the pastries with the confectioners' sugar. Serve with the maple syrup.
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  • Easy Substitution: For a savory twist, serve with Dijon-style mustard instead of the maple syrup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2011

The substitution of puff pastryfor bread in these Monte Crito's is outstanding! The puff pastry is buttery and rich. I have always heard of Monte Cristo sandwiches made with raspberry jam instead of served with maple syrup so I spread a thin layer of good quality raspberry jam inside the puff pastry before I folded it over the other ingredients. I did not serve with maple syrup. Also, I used Gruyere instead of swiss. Looks fancy and tastes decadent. Outstanding!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2012

This was okay. Because you have to seal the crusts for the pastry sheets, you get a lot of 'bread' and all the ham and cheese together in just one spot. My family liked it, but we aren't rushing to make this again.


10 Ratings

May 10, 2013

Made it for my son as a college graduation treat... he loved it! I couldn't find the Puff pastry sheets so instead I used a pie crust.. it was delish! My husband had some too and they both said it tasted just like Bennigans... score!

Dec 05, 2012

This one was a HUGE hit in our house for a tasty meal with a breakfast feel. I'll not do the standard of breaking every ingredient down and incorporating new ones which seems so much the fashion of users that review. Why post a review about a recipe that was changed completely!? In any event, this one was followed to exact steps with a really tasty finish that will be repeated again. Extremely easy to make and really good.

Jan 22, 2014

I love this recipe! If you like sweet and savory this recipe is a must try.I ve tried it w pie crust and puff pastry both are good.perfect for breakfast brunch or luch. I've even had it for dinner! Soo will find yourself craving it.

Mar 23, 2013

Yummy!! Made these and they were a hit. I will have to make them again soon.

Sep 22, 2012

This was excellant! Changed noting!! Very, Very, Very Good!

Aug 30, 2012

I'm not realy sure what's holding me back from a 5 star rating, perhaps the fact that we don't normally eat this kind of food, but these were definitely a hit with the kids and the hubby, and they were ridiculously simple. We served ours with some homemade raspberry jam and some sliced cantaloupe. Kind of a "Breakfast for Dinner" kind of night.


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  • Calories
  • 546 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 744 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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