Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches

MM. MMM. Good. I love an easy weeknight meal where I have everything on hand. These took about 5 minutes to whip up, 20 to bake, and we were at the dinner table chowing down. The flaky crust of the puff pastry was to die for, and the melted cheese poured out when you cut into your first bite! Believe it or not, dipping these yummy sandwiches in maple syrup made every bite delightful! Even my hubby dipped, and he is an anti-dipper:) Enjoy this easy weeknight meal!

Baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches
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1  egg
1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
4 thin slices deli Black Forest ham
4 slices deli Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces)
Confectioners' sugar
Pure maple syrup

Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg in a small bowl with a fork.
Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Cut the pastry in half, diagnally to create two large triangles. Brush the edges of the pastries with egg.
With a corner of 1 pastry facing you, place 2 slices 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.  Repeat with the remaining pastry.  Brush the top of the pastries with the egg mixture.  Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Sprinkle the pastries with the confectioners' sugar.  Serve with the maple syrup.

Recipe adapted from puffpastry.com
Serves 2.

1 comment:

jh said...

I am making these tonight! Any helpful hints??