Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches

 

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I’m always looking for an easier way to do things. This recipe is definitely SUPER easy, and my kids loved it. If you’ve never had a Monte Cristo sandwich, it’s a mix of savory and sweet.

They sell them at the Blue Bayou in Disneyland, and they are super delicious, but they are also deep fried. So I wanted to find something easier and healthier, but with the same yummy ingredients. This did not disappoint.

Baked Monte Cristo

1 loaf of French bread, cut into thick slices

1 package of thinly sliced ham

1 pack of Swiss cheese slices

12 eggs

1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup of milk

Powdered Sugar

Your favorite jam or jelly

Directions:

Start by putting one layer of bread in the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Make sure to squeeze them in, so there isn’t any dead space.

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In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, cream, and milk together. Pour half of the mixture over the bread.

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Next, cover the egg and bread with your cheese and ham. (The ham is underneath the cheese.)

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Top the ham and cheese with the remaining bread, and finally, the remaining egg mixture.

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Cover the dish and put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours, so the egg can saturate all the bread. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the center is firm. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the top of your casserole.

 

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Finish by drizzling your favorite jam on top. I like raspberry jalapeno, but my kids liked the blueberry preserves.

 

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Enjoy this dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 

6 thoughts on “Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches”

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  2. I love Monte Cristo Sandwiches! And I love your method of cooking them even better than the traditional frying method. Do them all at once in the oven? Genius!

    found this on Merry Monday linky

  3. I love Monte Cristo sandwiches, but never make them because they're so much trouble. The idea of baking a whole panful is great! Thanks for joining Grace at Home–I'm featuring you this week!

  4. Oh my word, does this look like cheesy heaven. So great to see you here. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Is your linky starting today, Monday? I'm never quite sure. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST Pinned!

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