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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Baked Ham & Cheese Coissants

These are fabulous. A family tradition on my husbands side. Because you bake them they are flaky and have a slight crispness to them that is so die for. You can make them a day or two in advance of your Brunch and they keep for a few days after. These are on the menu at our house Christmas Morning.

1 dozen Croissants
1/2 pound thinly sliced ham
1/2 pound thinly sliced Monterey Jack cheese
1 package Philadelphia cream cheese
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

Purchase your croissants at Costco or Sams Club, the big soft flaky ones. Get a nice honey ham or equivalent type sliced paper thin. Tell them you want to be able to read a newspaper through it. Get Monterey Jack Cheese also sliced thin. Soften your cream cheese to room temperature then mix in a Tablespoon of Dijon Mustard. Taste it to make sure you like the flavor, you can always add more if you love mustard.

Slice the croissants in half. Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture on both sides of the croissant. Put ham and cheese on the croissant, just enough to cover the croissant. Place on a baking sheet in a 350 oven and bake for 15 mintues until slightly crispy. Eat them warm, right as they come out of the oven. Make sure to make extras, you'll want to warm them up the next day, and the next.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I am definitely going to make these this christmas. Thanks for sharing!