Monte Christo Sandwiches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
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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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and salt and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. *Cook's Note: You may add more Swiss, turkey or ham, if desired
  5. In a large skillet over medium-heat melt the butter.
  6. Add the sandwiches to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  7. 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.
  1. In a large bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Cut the sandwiches into quarters and serve with the cranberry syrup.