Croque Monsieur Sandwiches with Pears

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 16 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Cook: 8 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Cooking spray

4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

8 slices whole-wheat bread

4 teaspoons light mayonnaise

2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced (canned pears may also be used)

8 ounces leftover ham slices

4 ounces Swiss cheese (4 to 8 slices)

2 eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup water


  1. Coat a large griddle or skillet with cooking spray and preheat to medium heat.
  2. Spread mustard on 4 slices of bread. Spread mayonnaise on remaining 4 slices of bread. Top mustard side of slices with pear slices, ham and cheese. Place second slice of bread (with the mayonnaise) over top, making a sandwich.
  3. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and water. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture and turn to coat both sides. Place sandwiches on hot griddle and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, until egg is cooked and cheese melts.
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