Monte Cristo Puffs

Monte Cristo Puffs are bite-sized crescent baked party appetizers filled with ham, brie cheese  and raspberry jam.

Monte Cristo Puffs

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Monte Cristo Puffs is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Baking Bloggers. This is the last event of the year, plus our last event together as this particular  group. In January we will be moving to the first and last Saturdays as Supper Club Saturday and Potluck Party so be sure to look for us on our various blogs.

What is a Monte Cristo Puff?

This is a baked party appetizer using Pillsbury crescent  rolls  and  stuffing them with ham, Brie cheese and  raspberry jam for an interesting  variation on the classic sandwich.

A friend of  mine had been asking about  a type of these  made with puff pastry that was leaking. I wanted to do a test to  sort the problem, but only had a tube of crescents handy.

I  went ahead and stuffed the pastry, crimped it up and baked them off. Which as you can  see, except for a few  steam holes I purposely made, and  a couple of poor seam  cracks (shame on me!) they held together fine.

Sprinkled with some powdered  sugar,  these would  make a great Christmas day brunch item. Because even with party appies,  we still  party in the morning on certain days.

What are  Monte Cristo  Sandwiches?

Normally, the  Monte Cristo is a type  of  croque monsieur sandwich that is a type  of French toast sandwich dipped in  egg wash and grilled with the  ham and cheese filling inside. Most places will offer a raspberry jam dip.  And of course the sugar sprinkle.

Monte Cristo as a Retro Sandwich

The Monte Cristo  used to be really popular decades ago. And to be quite honest, I haven’t  ordered one in a restaurant since I was in a coffee shop in L.A. probably around 1979.

They have essentially disappeared from menus after that. You may spot one if you’re lucky. Otherwise you are on your own.

Pillsbury Crescent  Appetizers

Using Pillsbury crescent dough for  appetizers has also become somewhat of a retro  thing. During  the  1980’s it seemed like this was  the hot  item at any  Pampered Chef party. Well, not this particular recipe. I do  recall a cream  cheese spread crescent roll  pizza at parties almost without fail.

And while using the dough for appies is now a very unoriginal idea,  it can be fun  to  revisit from  time to time,  especially around holidays. That’s the time when the  familiar is always welcome.

Baking Bloggers December 2021

Baked Party Appetizers

This is the final installment of Baking Bloggers before it is retired this month.
Join us in January on the first Saturday as we begin a new recipe endeavor called “Supper Club Saturday” featuring a variety of favorite recipes from many of our same bloggers, and some new friends. We will also be posting on the last Saturdays of the month for a similar event called “Potluck Party”. See you there!

Monte Cristo Puffs

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Monte Cristo Puffs

Monte Cristo Puffs

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Cooling time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce roll Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 2 ounces very thinly sliced deli ham
  • 8 teaspoons spreadable Brie cheese
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry jam
  • powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Piece together the seams on the rolls if not using the seamless sheet.
  • Cut into 8 squares.
  • Place ham on squares and top with Brie and jam.
  • Bring corners together to make parcels, making sure the seams are pinched together nicely.
  • Cut a small slit in the top of each parcel with a small knife or toothpick to allow steam to escape during baking.
  • Bake 12 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Cool 15 minutes the sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Notes

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