Simply Baked Monte Cristos

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Recipe Reader

A french toast style sandwich that is baked so you can cook several at one time. It's a great idea for breakfast, and It's a pretty flexible recipe. You can use any kind of bread, add turkey and another layer of bread to make a triple decker, and even add mustard.

Top Review by GaylaV

What a great way to make Monte Cristos! You somehow feel a little better about not having so much grease. The sandwich is delicious and there were no complaints here. I used French Bread and Swiss Cheese with some smoked ham. I didn't add the powdered sugar as I thought they looked lovely without it. I did have a little problem with a couple of them sticking to the pan although I was quite generous with the PAM. Parchment paper would likely be a good idea. I did try using some maple syrup and thought it was nice. I did really like them just as they were though and I even thought they tasted good when cool. I loved the hint of vanilla and bit of sweetness. All in all a very good recipe and I know my guys would be happy to see them on the table again. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for PAC 2010

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Layout 4 slices of bread and top each with a slice of ham, a slice of cheese and the remaining bread to make 4 sandwiches.
  3. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, coating both sides, and place onto the greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, turn sandwiches over, and continue baking 10 more minutes.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam.

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