Monte Cristo Sandwiches

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Butterly flaky crescents, ham, turkey and cheese are just a few of the delicious things inside these amazing Monte Cristo Sandwiches!

Monte Cristo Sandwiches are buttery flaky crescents filled with ham, turkey, cheese and raspberry jam.

This sandwich is one of Kale and my favorites! It comes from the ‘Pillsbury Bake-Off’ cookbook. My Mom made these for Christmas Eve in 2004, and they were a huge hit! I have been making them ever since.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches are buttery flaky crescents filled with ham, turkey, cheese and raspberry jam. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comThese amazing sandwiches are stuffed with sliced honey ham, turkey, muenster cheese and raspberry preserves. The breading is my beloved crescent dough. Oh how I love me some crescent dough.

Here’s how you make them…

Start by melting 2 tablespoons each of butter and honey.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches are buttery flaky crescents filled with ham, turkey, cheese and raspberry jam. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comUnroll crescent roll triangles from can (there should be 8 in a can) and press two together to form a rectangle.. Making four rectangles per can. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the melted butter/honey mix onto the dough rectangle. (I can only fit 4 rectangles per baking sheet) Bake in a 375 degree oven until golden (about 8 minutes).

Monte Cristo Sandwiches are buttery flaky crescents filled with ham, turkey, cheese and raspberry jam.

They should look like this when done baking.

Golden and scrumptious.

Take one crust and layer it with 5 slices of turkey. Top turkey with another crust and add 5 slices ham and 3 pieces of cheese.

Place another crust over the cheese and smear it with as much raspberry jam your heart desires. Top jam with one last crust. Now make another sandwich the exact same way, with the other 4 crusts and ingredients. You will have 2 large sandwiches total.

Pop them in the oven and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Start watching them after 10 minutes to make sure they don’t burn!

Be still my heart ♥! Mmmmm…

 Monte Cristo Sandwiches are buttery flaky crescents filled with ham, turkey, cheese and raspberry jam.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Holly


  • 2 cans (8 ounces, each) refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/2 pound sliced turkey
  • 1/2 pound sliced honey ham
  • 6 to 8 slices Muenster cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Raspberry Jam/Preserves (I use the seedless jam)


  • Preheat oven to 375 F°. Unroll crescent roll dough from can and seperate into 4 rectangles by taking 2 triangles and pressing together to form rectangles.
  • Melt butter and honey together then spread on top of each rectangle dough. Bake them for 8 minutes or until golden. Let cool.
  • After cooled, Place 1st crust on pan and top with 5 slices of turkey. Top turkey with 2nd crust and add 5 slices of honey ham and 3 slices muenster cheese. Place 3rd crust on top of cheese. Spread raspberry jam on top of 3rd crust, and then place the 4th crust on top of jam.
  • Repeat for second sandwich.
  • Place both sandwiches on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Slice each sandwich into quarters and serve. Enjoy!
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13 thoughts on “Monte Cristo Sandwiches

  1. I made these last night and my husband and I LOVED them. They are VERY filling and tasted SO good. Thanks for the recipe. I just found your blog and I’m now addicted!

  2. I just made this sandwich for a girls’ night. Not as pretty as yours but DELICIOUS! I used low fat crescent rolls and swiss cheese made from skim milk. I like that these are baked instead of deep fat fried like other monte cristos I’ve had.

    LOVE your blog, keep up the good work!

  3. I think I just fell off of my couch looking at these!! There is NOTHING like a good Monte Cristo!! I just stumbled upon your blog through a friend of mine, and you have a new follower in me 🙂
    I write an “everything” blog, but I’m afraid it’s nothing like your blog! Cant’ wait to see what else you whip up 🙂 All the best ~Megan

  4. Oh, my stars. I LOVE Monte Cristo sandwiches! I first tasted them at the Blue Bayou in Disneyland (although you can also get them around the corner at Cafe Orleans for cheaper.) The only problem is I always feel like I’m throwing my money away because I can never finish one. Lol.

  5. OH MY GOSH Holly!!! These Monte Cristo sandwiches are a heart attack just waiting to happen LOL – WOW my mouth is watering – and by the way thanks a lot! I’m supposed to be dieting! Your recipes look really unique, I’ve only just discovered your blog so I will be looking through – the Oreo brownies look crazy yummy too – I’m a chocoholic and they look like just the ticket!
    Anyway – thanks – your site is very nice and your family is beautiful!
    God Bless!
    Susie from CA.

  6. These were delicious! Instead of using plain raspberry jam on top, I made a raspberry mustard with one part raspberry jam and two parts honey mustard. So good!

  7. I made these for my husband one night because he loves these types of sandwiches — and I’m not very risky when it comes to foods… so I was thinking Jelly and ham? That doesn’t sound good.

    However…… when I made them, I was sold. Boy are these delicious….

    not sure if it was guilt or in fact they are heavy sandwiches, but I could only stomach half of a sandwich…my husband ate all of his in one sitting.

    I have to admit, I feel guilty making it because it a lot of dough in a sandwich — but my husband asks for it on Father’s day 🙂