Take Brunch to the Next Level with This Sweet and Savory Monte Cristo Recipe

When a dish has been popular for centuries, there is usually a reason behind it. Take the Monte Cristo sandwich, for instance. This sandwich has been well-known since it came to prominence in Paris during the 1910s. Because of its perfect combination of the sweet and savory, it has that has garnered quite a bit of attention in America, too. Deep or pan fried, the Monte Cristo is a simple talk on the croque monsieur with ham and Swiss cheese between two pieces of bread that’s topped with powdered sugar, preserves, or even syrup in certain interpretations. Because they feature a few ingredients that are simple to put together, a Monte Cristo is surprisingly easy to create on you own – and we encourage you to give it a shot with the 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


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Roll out and separate the refrigerated dough into 8 triangles onto a cookie sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place one slice of ham on each triangle, then spread two teaspoons of cream cheese on each piece of ham.
  4. Place one slice of Swiss cheese over the cream cheese.
  5. 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.
  6. Dip in raspberry jam and enjoy!

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