Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I love the classic Monte Cristo that Bennigan's serves with red raspberry preserves for dipping; but sadly, our Bennigan's recently closed. This is a variation from the 2002 Pillsbury Bake-Off using Grands buttermilk biscuits and baked instead of fried.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F In medium bowl, mix ham, turkey and cheese.
  2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 6 to 7-inch round. Place slightly less than 1/3 cup ham mixture on one side of each biscuit round. Fold dough over filling; press edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. In small bowl, beat egg, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg. Brush over tops of filled biscuits.
  4. Bake 12 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with jam.


Most Helpful

These are great and every bit as tasty as the 'real thing!' I too was missing Bennigan's...decided to make these on a whim. Used deli meats and a chunk of Swiss all whizzed in the food processor. Even used store brand flaky biscuits and they turned out a treat. (And look pretty, too.) Thumbs up!

Jaylee January 29, 2014

These were great! I loved the cinnamon and nutmeg coating! Now we can have monte cristo's more often, we try to limit ourselves to one a year because they are not real healthy! Thank you!

Lisajean77 December 16, 2009

This can also be done on a panani (Geo. Forman )grill.On a large g. Forman you can crank out about 6 at a time-cooking about 10min. I also might suggest a different topping other than raspberry, which can be overwelming. Grape or even apple jelly works nicley

BRYAN H. January 23, 2008

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