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Monte Cristo Casserole

prep time 15 minutes + 8 hours cook time 40 minutes

10 servings

This is the perfect combination of savory and sweet flavors. Make ahead up to 2 days.

Monte Cristo Casserole


  • Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Lay out the slices of bread. On half the pieces, layer the bacon or ham,sliced Swiss cheese, 1 Tbsp. of preserves. 

  • On the other half, spread the honey mustard (be generous). Put sandwiches together and cut into triangles.

  • Place the triangles in the pan.  You will need to push together to make them all fit.

  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. 

  • Cover and chill overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Uncover the dish and bake for 30-35 minutes ur until golden or the eggs have set.

  • Remove; let cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with a few sage sprigs. Dust with powdered sugar.


  • 1 loaf specialty bread (I used a pecan and honey loaf)

  • 16 oz Canadian bacon or ham slices

  • 4 oz Swiss cheese, sliced thin

  • 1/4 cup honey mustard or Dijon if you want a more intense flavor

  • 1/2 cup preserves (I used peach)

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese

  • 1 3/4 cups cups milk

  •  10 large eggs

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper

  • powdered sugar

  • 3/4 cup Raspberry Preserves or your choice

  • Fresh sage (optional)

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