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Ham and Cheese Croissant

Delight your senses with the Ham and Cheese Croissant—a delectable fusion of flaky layers, savory ham, and gooey cheese. Elevate your breakfast or brunch experience with this pastry that marries the buttery richness of croissants with the classic combination of ham and cheese. Whether enjoyed as a leisurely weekend treat or a special morning indulgence, this culinary creation promises a journey of savory bliss in every bite.

Exciting Story: The inspiration for the Ham and Cheese Croissant comes from the desire to infuse the elegance of French pastries with the comforting flavors of a classic ham and cheese pairing. The first time we crafted these croissants, the kitchen filled with the enticing aroma of buttery layers mingling with the savory notes of ham and the melted goodness of cheese. Now, they’re a breakfast treasure, a reminder that simple ingredients can weave a tapestry of culinary delight.

Why Ham and Cheese Croissant is a Breakfast Sensation:

Selling Points:

  • Buttery Flakiness: Each bite of the croissant unveils layers of buttery flakiness, creating a texture that’s both indulgent and satisfying.
  • Savory Ham: Thin slices of savory ham add a rich and meaty dimension that complements the buttery pastry.
  • Gooey Cheese Delight: Melted cheese weaves its way through the layers, offering a gooey and comforting contrast to the crisp exterior.
  • Versatile Anytime Treat: Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a light lunch, these croissants bring a touch of sophistication to any meal.


  • Experiment with different types of ham and cheese for varied flavor profiles.
  • If you prefer a softer croissant, you can skip slicing them in half and simply stuff the ham and cheese inside the whole croissant.
  • Pair with a fresh salad or fruit for a balanced meal.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I make these ahead of time?

A: While freshly baked is best, you can assemble the croissants ahead of time and refrigerate them. Bake when ready to serve for a warm and fresh experience.

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Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses. Gruyère, cheddar, or mozzarella can all add unique flavors to the croissants.

Ham and Cheese Croissant

Ham and Cheese Croissant

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  • 4 large 4 croissants

  • 8 slices 8 ham (choose your favorite variety)

  • 4 slices 4 Swiss cheese

  • 4 tablespoons 4 Dijon mustard (optional, for spreading)

  • 1 1 egg (for egg wash)

  • Sesame seeds or poppy seeds (for topping, optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • If desired, slice the croissants in half horizontally to create a pocket for the filling.
  • Spread Dijon mustard on the inside of each croissant half.
  • Place a slice of ham on the bottom half of each croissant.
  • Top the ham with a slice of Swiss cheese.
  • Place the top half of the croissant over the cheese, creating a sandwich.
  • Beat the egg and brush it over the tops of the croissants for a golden finish.
  • Optional: Sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top for added texture and flavor.
  • Place the assembled croissants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the croissants are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy the Ham and Cheese Croissants warm, savoring the layers of flakiness and the savory goodness within.

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