Roast Beef and Cheese Croissants

Roast beef and cheese croissant with a honey mustard glaze – a quick and delectable late night meal.

 

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I simply love late night dinners, they can be so cozy and intimate.  My husband and I decided to go check some of the trails in the state park nearby last night after all the rain we’ve had, mainly to test out the new light bar he installed on his vehicle.  It was a beautiful night with grey clouds floating over the Waxing Gibbous moon and beyond sat the midnight blue sky.  We’ve never rode these trails at night so the experience was new but absolutely exiting.  It was truly beautiful to see at night.

We did however take a wrong turn on the way home hence it took us a little longer than expected.   Dinner was much later than usual but delicious all the same, and simple.  We started by slicing the croissants open and adding some Boars Head deli meats, London broil roast beef, Maple glazed roast chicken, honey maple ham and Hickory smoked Gruyere cheese (my favorite).

I’ve found my new mania for the season, a honey mustard glaze when baking breads and rolls.  I’ve tested a couple of variations and all have been my absolute favorite so far. The base is Honey, brown sugar and a good natural dijon mustard, I favor Publix brand dijon mustard.  I tried this with an added dash of Worcestershire sauce for a hamburger and cheese casserole recently and it was a huge hit with the family.   I will “officially” make that recipe soon and post the results.

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I accompanied these croissant sammies with some Granny Smith apple slices and a delicious cranberry orange relish for a bit of contrast and it was simply delicious.  I still need to work on the relish recipe a bit more before I have it just right.  I’d hoped to have it ready by thanksgiving but that did not happen.  When it’s right I will share this as well.

Anyway, back to the recipe.  Once we had our croissants stuffed with all our favorite deli meats and cheese I brushed on the honey mustard mixture, liberally I might add, and baked them for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

This took no time to make and is a great breakfast lunch or dinner for those busy times, especially around the holidays.

HAM AND CHEESE CROISSANT WITH HONEY MUSTARD GLAZE

PREP TIME 5 mins

COOK TIME 10 mins

TOTAL TIME 15 mins

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 croissants
  • 8 slices good-quality deli meats
  • 8 slices Gruyere cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Slice the croissants in half lengthways. Place a slice of cheese on the base of the croissants, followed by deli meats and another slice of cheese.
  3. Place the croissants on a baking sheet.
  4. Mix the mustard, honey and brown sugar together and brush on top of the croissants.  Place in the oven for 7-10 minutes to heat through.
  5. Serve with apples cranberry relish or you favorite side.

 

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