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Ham-and-Cheese-Stuffed French Toast

Ham-and-Cheese-Stuffed French Toast

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Start to Finish 25 mins

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Vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and almonds give the classic Monte Cristo sandwich a sweet and nutty twist.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 pound cooked, shaved brown-sugar-cured ham
  • 12 very thin slices Swiss cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 12 thin slices firm-textured white bread
  • Butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • Sifted powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup


  1. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, half-and-half or light cream, vanilla, and cinnamon until well mixed. Pour into a shallow pan or dish. Set aside.
  2. For each sandwich, tuck a generous amount of ham between two slices of cheese; place between two slices of the white bread.
  3. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture. Cook on a hot, buttered griddle or in a buttered nonstick skillet until golden, turning once.
  4. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally and arrange on six plates. Garnish with almonds and sifted powdered sugar. Pass maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

(Ham-and-Cheese-Stuffed French Toast)

Servings Per Recipe 6, Folate (µg) 45, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 760, sugar (g) 20, Potassium (mg) 168, Riboflavin (mg) 1, carb. (g) 43, Niacin (mg) 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 11, calcium (mg) 409, pro. (g) 23, cal. (kcal) 461, iron (mg) 2, vit. A (IU) 528, Fat, total (g) 23, vit. C (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 127, Thiamin (mg) 0

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