Since 1910, the Monte Cristo has been a popular Parisian staple. Because it’s so delicious, this decadent sandwich has also found its way into American culture. If you aren’t sure exactly what a Monte Cristo is, it’s a grilled or deep-fried ham and cheese sandwich that is typically topped with béchamel, a French white sauce, or powdered sugar in sweeter variations. Despite its fancy ingredients, a Monte Cristo is surprisingly easy to recreate at home. Try it for yourself with this simple recipe below.
- 8-ounce Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 8 slices ham
- 8 slices Swiss cheese
- 1/3 cup cream cheese
- Raspberry jam
- Powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Roll out and separate the refrigerated dough into 8 triangles onto a cookie sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place one slice of ham on each triangle, then spread two teaspoons of cream cheese on each piece of ham.
- Place one slice of Swiss cheese over the cream cheese.
- Roll up each triangle into a crescent shape, then bake for 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. After baking, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Dip in raspberry jam and enjoy!
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