Panera Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Panera's version of the delicious Monte Cristo.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices panera cinnamon raisin bread (thick slices)
  • 4 teaspoons honey dijon mustard
  • 8 slices thinly-sliced swiss cheese (4 ounces)
  • 8 slices honey-cured ham (4 ounces)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on each slice of Cinnamon Raisin bread.
  2. Assemble the sandwich: bread (mustard side up), 1 slice cheese, 2 slices ham, 1 slice cheese, bread (mustard side down). Repeat to make four sandwiches.
  3. Whisk eggs, water, salt and pepper.
  4. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Dip both sides of the sandwich into egg mixture, lightly soaking bread.
  6. Place in skillet and cook until the cheese melts and the sandwiches are golden, about 4 minutes per side.
  7. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally and serve.


Most Helpful

WOW! These were great! I was concerned because my husband doesn't like "strange" recipes and he had his doubts with this one. But I won him over when he bit into this sandwich! Extremely tasty - didn't change a thing. Thanks for a keeper!! Beaniej

BeanieJ July 17, 2008

Very delicious and very filling! I neede to make these for a CROWD, so I heated butter and oil on a large sheet pan and baked them in the oven. Turned them after 15 minutes and let the top brown. Everyone loved them. Thanks, Koechin/Chef

Koechin (Chef) April 22, 2008

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