July 12, 2011

Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants

It is so HOT outside and sometimes all you want is a nice quick and easy sandwich for dinner.  I am always looking for new quick and easy sandwich recipes.  This baked ham and cheese croissant was delicious.  I was pretty skeptical at first, baking an already baked croissant?  Weird.  I tried it anyway and lets just say that it was even more flaky than it usually is (if that's possible - yes it is)!!  You get a nice crisp crust when you first bite into it.  Then, light and incredibly flaky layers followed by the creaminess from the cream cheese and then the delicious ham flavor.  Oh it was pretty darn good.

Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants
adapted from: Real Mom Kitchen    

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 Tbl. honey dijon mustard, opt. 
6 large croissants
Monterey or Colby Jack cheese, sliced
3/4 Lb. sliced deli ham

Combine the cream cheese and honey dijon mustard.  Slice the croissants in half, horizontally.  Spread top half with some of the cream cheese mixture.  Layer the ham over the bottom half of each croissant and top with a slice or two of cheese.  Cover sandwich with top layer and place on a baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until slightly golden and crispy and cheese is melted.  Serve immediately. 

Jenn's Notes:  I did not add the honey dijon mustard, because I didn't have any.  I also used Cheddar cheese instead of the Monterey and Colby.  I loved it with the cream cheese and I wished I would have added a little extra.  I served with some corn on the cob and it was delicious.

5 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds delicious!!!!

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  2. I love making sandwiches with croissants and ham and cheese is one of my favourites.

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  3. I am not normally a ham person, but this looks yummy. I could make a ham version for hubby, and a turkey version for me:)

    Amanda Joy
    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  4. I LOVE croissants! This counds delicious!Love your blog and became a follower! Join mine!

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  5. That looks SO delicious! Breakfast is my favorite meal, so I love recipes like this!

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