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Monte Cristo [mon-tee kris-toh]
noun
1. a sandwich containing slices of ham, chicken, and Swiss cheese, dipped in beaten egg and fried until brown

by Susan Andrews

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

My inspiration The Suburban Soapbox

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake: It comes together with ease and it's sure to please.

Ingredients

     One loaf of french bread, 1/2" slices
     8-10 slices of turkey breast meat
     8-10 slices of ham, your choice
     1 package of sliced swiss cheese
     6 large eggs
     2 cups half & half
     1/2 tsp sea salt
     1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
     Confectioner's sugar for dusting
     1/4 cup raspberry jam, slightly diluted & heated

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13" baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Slice your french bread into 1/2" thick slices.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Layer half of the bread into the bottom of your 9x13 baking pan.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Place a layer of slice swiss on top of the bread.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Now layer with turkey and ham. Add another layer of swiss cheese.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Add the other half of the bread slices on top.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

In a medium bowl mix together eggs, half & half, salt & pepper.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Using a flexible cutting board, press down to compact the casserole and help it absorb the egg mixture.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Place in your preheated oven. Bake for 40-50 minutes until custard is set and it is golden brown and puffed up. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes.
Heat your jam in the microwave with a little water. Stir.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Plate your casserole, dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with raspberry jam.

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

Serve w/ fresh fruit and a side of bacon. Yum!

Monte Cristo Breakfast Bake

The perfect combination of sweet and savory!




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