Pretend You Are Sitting in a Parisian Café While Enjoying This Recipe for a Monte Cristo Sandwich

Most people love Parisian delicacies, from macarons and eclairs to oysters and baguettes. The Monte Cristo also finds a space among this sweet and savory repertoire of offerings. In fact, the Monte Cristo has been wowing restaurant-goers since 1910, beginning in France before making its way to America. If you’re not familiar with the dish, it is a pan or deep-fried ham and cheese sandwich that is typically topped with powdered sugar, preserves, or even syrup in some instances. For those, who want to give it a shot at home, check out the following recipe below to get started. 


  • 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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