Monte Cristo with Heidi’s Raspberry Jam

Don’t know what to do with Thanksgiving turkey leftovers? Give this twist on a french classic a whirl.


  • 2 slices white bread
  • 4 oz gruyere cheese shredded
  • 4 oz thinly sliced ham or turkey
  • 1 tsp stone ground or dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Heidi’s Raspberry Jam for serving
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Lightly beat egg, vanilla and milk in a shallow dish that is large enough to fit the bread. Add salt to taste.

  2. Assemble mustard, mayonnaise, ham, turkey, cheese, salt, and pepper to personal preference between bread slices. Slightly compress sandwich.

  3. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add butter, allow to melt.

  4. Dip and coat sandwich in egg milk mixture making sure to dip both sides.

  5. Place sandwich in heated skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until browned and cheese has melted.

  6. Top with Heidi’s Raspberry Jam and sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.