Monte Cristo Bites with Cranberry Cream Cheese Sauce

This is my younger sisters favorite sandwich.  She's been pretty nice to me lately so I thought it would be nice if I made these for her.  I got big time brownie points for this, not that I needed them though ;)

This is my younger sisters favorite sandwich. She’s been pretty nice to me lately so I thought it would be nice if I made these for her. I got big time brownie points for this, not that I needed them though.

Monte Cristo Bites with Cranberry Cream Cheese Sauce

6 Servings - Serving Size: 4 Bites

Monte Cristo Bites with Cranberry Cream Cheese Sauce

This is my younger sisters favorite sandwich. She's been pretty nice to me lately so I thought it would be nice if I made these for her. I got big time brownie points for this, not that I needed them though ;)

Ingredients:

    Bites
  • 6 slices white bread crust trimmed
  • 1+1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 6 slices ham sliced thin
  • 6 slices turkey sliced thin
  • 6 slices swiss cheese sliced thin
  • 1 cup buttermilk baking mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounce) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon divided equally
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Sauce
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar granulated
  • 1/4 cup jellied cranberry sauce

Directions:

    Bites
  1. Flatten each slice of trimmed bread with rolling pin.
  2. Spread flattened bread slices with mustard.
  3. Top each bread slice with 1 slice ham, 1 slice turkey and 1 slice swiss cheese.
  4. Roll up bread tightly, using plastic wrap to assist in rolling.
  5. Wrap very tightly in plastic wrap to assure even log shape.
  6. Twist each end of the plastic wrap to close and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Beat together baking mix and eggs in medium bowl to make the batter.
  8. Add milk, salt and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, stir to blend.
  9. Heat 1 1/2-inches oil in deep fryer or deep saucepan to 375F.
  10. Unwrap each roll from the plastic wrap and secure with 4 wooden picks.
  11. With serrated knife, slice each roll into 4 pieces, securing each with a wooden pick.
  12. Dip each piece in batter, allowing some batter to be absorbed.
  13. Fry a few pieces at a time in hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until deep golden brown, turning frequently.
  14. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  15. Sauce
  16. Combine cream cheese, orange juice, sugar, cranberry sauce and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.
  17. Beat on high until well blended, add more orange juice if mixture is too thick for dipping.
  18. Drizzle sauce over bites or use for dipping.
  19. Serve immediately.
http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2012/04/15/monte-cristo-bites/

Recipe adapted from Crisco

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