Monday, March 5, 2012

Baked Monte Cristo Sandwich

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'Baked Monte Cristo Sandwich'


1 egg
1 teaspoon water
All-purpose flour
1/2 of a package of Puff Pastry (1 sheet), thawed
8 thin slices deli ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
Confectioners' sugar
Maple syrup


1. Heat oven to 400. 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. Cut into 4 equal squares. Brush the edges of the pastries with the egg mixture.

3. With a corner of one pastry facing you, place 2 slices ham and 1 slice of cheese on the bottom half of the pastry. Fold the back corner of the pastry up over the filling to form a triangle and press the edges to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork. Repeat with the remaining pastries.

4. Brush the tops of the pastries with the egg mixture and place onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until pastries are golden brown.

5. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve with the maple syrup.



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  1. LOVE Monte Cristos, but didn't like the idea of eating yet another fried food! This recipe looks perfect! I like mine with raspberry jam instead of syrup. Thank you for sharing! I'll get some puff pastry and give them a try!

  2. I've had it in the past--it used to be an annual tradition at this convention I used to attend. It was deep-fat fried, sprinkled with the powdered sugar, and served with the raspberry jam as the previous comment mentioned. It was quite tasty but totally decadent--that's why I only had it once a year. :^) I like the idea of this baked option, it's worth a shot.


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