Saturday 4 October 2014

Easy Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches

A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich, a variation of the French croque-monsieur.

For a change from using bread to make Monte Cristo sandwiches, I baked them using ready puff pastry sheet. 

Recipe source : Puff Pastry

Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches
1 - 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 Puff Pastry Sheet, thawed
4 slices ham
4 slices cheese
1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar or ice snow powder.
Maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Prepare the baking sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.

Sprinkle the flour on the work suface.
Place the pastry sheet on the work surface.
Cut into 4 squares.

With a corner of 1 pastry facing you, place 1 slice ham and 1 slice cheese on the bottom half of the pastry.

Fold the pastry over the filling to form a triangle and press the edges to seal.  Crimp the edges with a fork.

Place the pastries onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.

Dust the pastries with the confectioners' sugar.  Serve with the maple syrup.

Pretty quick and easy to bake these sandwiches ... yum yum !
Enjoyed these flaky pastry freshly baked from the oven. Served with hot or cold beverage ... that's our morning brekkie ... on a lazy weekend ^-^!

Happy baking ! Have a blessed weekend!


  1. I love baking with puff pastry it savoury or sweet. Using ready made puff pastry makes it so easy to prepare. I can see that it is really yum..yum...

    1. Mel, agree. Ready puff pastry comes in handy as sometimes I have so much household chores to do on weekends. I used puff pastry for easy fruity pies too.

  2. Karen, this is good! I love puff pastry but I have not used them before. I only eat puff pastry from the bakery or if someone gives to me hint..hint... LOL!

  3. Ha ha! Phong Hong, yeah ... surfing these triangular puff pastry to you ... catch it ya ... hee hee.

  4. Oh my, Karen. This is one of my very best favorite indulgments for breakfast. You have just pushed it up a few notches by using the puff pastry. What a GREAT idea!

    Thanks so much for sharing...

    1. You're welcome Louise! This ready frozen puff pastry kinda quick fix for any baked pastries. The little luxury I have in spending more time to relax over the weekends ^-^!

  5. this puff pastry can simplify a lot of preparation work, a good choice when in rush.

    1. Hi Eileen, I will still wanna learn and try out handmade puff pastry one day. But now I used ready puff pastry for quick fix and glad it taste equally good!


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