Croque Monsieur Sandwich with Pears

Croque Monsieur Sandwich with Pears


  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 4 teaspoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces leftover ham slices
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese (4 to 8 slices)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup water


Coat a large griddle or skillet with cooking spray and preheat to medium heat. Spread mustard on 4 slices of bread. Spread mayonnaise on remaining 4 slices of bread. Top mustard side of slices with pear slices, ham and cheese. Place second slice of bread (with the mayonnaise) over top, making a sandwich. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and water. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture and turn to coat both sides. Place sandwiches on hot griddle and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, until egg is cooked and cheese melts.

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