Not long ago Cheddar’s Casual Cafe opened a restaurant in my small town. One of my favorite dishes on their menu is the Monte Cristo. The Monte Cristo is made up of smoked ham and turkey, two cheeses, fresh bread which is then battered and cooked until golden. It is usually served with a side of raspberry preserves and a dusting of confectioner’s sugar.
This version of Monte Cristo is not battered and fried but it’s still delicious and easy.
Yield: 4 servings
1 can crescent rolls
Deli Sliced Ham
Deli Sliced Turkey
2 Types of Cheese-depending on your preference. I used cheddar and provolone because that’s what I had on hand.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease a 9×9 square casserole dish.
Unroll 4 crescent rolls and spread in the bottom of the pan. Using your fingers, press the crescent roll dough to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
The next layer is one of the cheeses. Use enough to cover the dough.
Next, cover the cheese with the ham and turkey. The number of slices will vary with the size of the slice and your own personal taste.
Next you will cover the cheese with the final four crescent rolls. I recommend laying the dough out and use your fingers or a rolling pin to spread the dough, pinching the seams together. Then layer the dough on top of the cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once finished, you may choose to top with a dusting of powdered sugar. Serve with a side of raspberry preserves and enjoy!