RECIPE

Monte Cristo Club

Jazz up your sandwich with this new combo of flavors.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices pepper bacon
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, plus more for serving
  • 4 slices red, orange or yellow tomato
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 slices white or whole wheat bread
  • 8 slices sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound deli-sliced turkey or smoked turkey
  • 1 cup baby spinach or mixed greens
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.


Broil the bacon on a rack set on a baking sheet until crisp, 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the maple syrup and applesauce. Season the tomato slices with salt and pepper.

Assemble four sammies with bread, cheese, turkey, spinach, bacon, tomato, more cheese and bread; press slightly.

In a shallow dish, beat the eggs with the milk. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Coat each sammie with the egg mixture, then add to the skillet and cook, turning once, until deeply golden, about 7 minutes. Cut the sammies and serve with the applesauce.

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