Simply Baked Monte Cristos

"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."
 
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Simply Baked Monte Cristos created by PaulaG
Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
9
Yields:
4 sandwiches
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and grease a cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon sugar, and vanilla.
  • Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, coating both sides, and place onto the greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes, turn sandwiches over, and continue baking 10 more minutes.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam.

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  1. 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
     
  2. Boomette
    My first time eating a monte cristo. I couldn't try with powdered sugar and jam cause I wanted to use maple syrup. With maple syrup we really loved this. For each, we used 2 slices of extra-lean ham. And I used emmenthal cheese. I used skim milk. Thanks RecipeReader. Made for Please Review My Recipe.
     
  3. JackieOhNo!
    This was really good and quite easy. I used challah bread, but all other ingredients were as listed. I sprinkled powdered sugar on them but used fresh maple syrup in lieu of the jam. Really delightful! Made for PRMR Tag Game.
     
  4. Sydney Mike
    ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST MONTE CRISTOS I've had, & I've had quite a number of them ~ They've always been one of my favorite sandwiches! Followed your ingredients & prep right down the line & it couldn't have come out better ~ Enjoyed the use of the gruyere cheese!! Thanks for a real keeper! [Eagerly tagged, lovingly made & appreciatively reviewed in Please Review My Recipe!!]
     
  5. PaulaG
    Wonderful! These are probably the best Monte Cristo sandwiches I have had. I loved the idea that they were baked and not fried. I did trim the crust off the bread and baked these on a Silpat Mat. The sandwiches were nice and cruncy without added fat. This made a delicious breakfast with the raspberry jam and fresh fruit. Made for PAC Spring 2008.
     

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