Vermont Croque Monsieur Print Email

1 teaspoon pure Vermont maple syrup
1 teaspoon chopped chives
2 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
2 eggs
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 slices raisin or whole wheat bread
Unsalted butter
2 ounces roasted turkey breast, sliced
2 ounces smoked and cured ham, sliced
2 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded

Mix together maple syrup, chives, and mascarpone in a small bowl. Preheat oven to 325F.

Whisk together the eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Dip the bread into the egg mixture until well soaked and shake gently to remove excess.

Melt a pat of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bread and cook until golden brown on each side. Remove the bread from pan and spread the mascarpone mixture over one slice. Layer turkey, ham, and Gouda over mascarpone. Top with the second slice of bread and bake until warmed through and the cheese has melted. - makes 1 sandwich - Adapted from Dishing Up Vermont by Tracey Medeiros.

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