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Monte Christo Sandwiches Recipe

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This recipe for Monte Christo Sandwiches, by , is from The Pfarr Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sarah Pfarr
Added: Wednesday, April 1, 2009



6 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
8 slices white bread
8 slices Swiss cheese , thinly sliced
1/2 pound ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound turkey, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons butter

Cranberry Syrup :

1 (16-ounce) can cranberry sauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Any type of red jam or preserves also works well

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and salt and set aside.
Lay the 8 slices of bread out on a flat surface. Lay 1 slice of cheese on each slice of bread. Then on 4 slices of the bread lay 1 slice of ham. On the other 4 slices lay 1 slice of turkey. Top all 8 slices with 1 slice of Swiss. Make 4 sandwiches and coat with egg mixture.
Cook's Note: You may add more Swiss, turkey or ham, if desired. In a large skillet over medium-heat melt the butter. Add the sandwiches to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the sandwiches to a sheet pan and place in the oven. Bake until the cheese has melted and the sandwiches are warm throughout, about 5 minutes.

Cranberry Syrup:

In a large bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth.
Cut the sandwiches into quarters and serve with the cranberry syrup.




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