Monte Cristo Stuffed Crescent Rolls

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First things first… Merry Christmas Eve! :) I hope you are all enjoying time with your loved ones. I’ll be going over to my sister-in-law’s house tonight and tomorrow for festivities, and I’m looking forward to it!

I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile, I know I have been neglecting my poor little blog. And I know that I often don’t include a photo with my recipes, because I don’t always think to take a picture until it’s halfway eaten AND, if I do take a photo before I happen to eat it, it’s just my luck that it’s dark out so the lighting is terrible AND the photo ends up blurry because I am taking it on my phone and not taking too great of care. I promise I am a somewhat better (OK, OK, I’m still an amature photographer) at taking photos than this… but I am usually too lazy to take out my really old 6MP DSLR camera. My iPhone CAN take good photos, but sadly, these are lacking. At least I tried to put them on a pretty plate for you, so give me some props for that at least!

Anyway, on to the food, shall we?

Monte Cristo Stuffed Crescent Rolls

If you’re like me, you have a massive sweet tooth (which is why you try and avoid having a lot of sweets in your house). Anything is better if it’s a little sweet, right? That’s why I love onions and ham and bacon a lot, because they go so well with a little sugar or fruit, amirite? So it goes without saying that I LOVE Monte Cristo sandwiches. What’s not to like? Ham, cheese, dipped in a sweet batter, fried with powdered sugar on top and dipped in JAM??? Sign me up!!! The only problem is that deep frying is a bit too heavy for me. Fried foods and I don’t mix very well. I also like things to be very easy to make, otherwise I tend to NOT make them unless I am feeling particularly foodie that day.

Enter, stuffed crescent rolls.

Monte Cristo Stuffed Crescent Rolls - one bite!

I’m sure you could make these fancier by using different cheeses, homemade dough and whatnot. Despite what I just said about making things easy, I am also a walking contradiction because I also like to make fancy things. So I would definitely be the person mixing several different cheeses together, adding spices or maybe some sweet mustard to the mix, and then pitting fresh cherries and sauteeing them with sugar a bit instead of jam… but seriously. The easy route is very basic, and you can always get fancier if you’re up to it.

Ingredients

Seriously, this is it. And I usually have all of this in the house at any given time which means… I can have them whenever I want!!

  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • Plain cream cheese
  • Ham
  • Jam (I used blackberry because it was the first jar of jam I found in the refrigerator)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread cream cheese on ham slice, and spoon a little jam on top of that.
  3. Roll up with a crescent roll.
  4. Make sure the ends are sealed up as much as possible.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tops a slightly golden brown.
  6. Contain yourself for a few minutes until they have cooled down enough to eat.

I made these as an appetizer, but then proceeded to spoil my dinner by eating about 3 of them in 3 minutes. I have a church potluck next Sunday, and I think I’m going to make a batch or two of these. I love to bring something that’s no-fuss — that, and there is usually about a 1:1 ratio for sweets and savory items. The people at my church do NOT mess around with their desserts.

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