ideal for a light lunch or brunch, mini croissants filled with leg ham, blue vein or camembert or brie or extra matured cheese, lightly oven-baked


  • 6 mini croissants (store bought)

  • Dijon mustard

  • 12 thick slices of cheese of your choice - camembert, brie, blue vein, extra tasty matured cheddar (should be about 3-4mm thick)

  • 6 sliced shaved smoked leg ham

  • freshly ground black pepper


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 150DegC

  • 2.

    Line a baking tray with parchment or baking paper.

  • 3.

    Using a serrated knife, cut horizontally through each croissant from the rounded back almost through to each of the two 'points'

  • 4.

    Smear ½ tsp Dijon mustard onto the base of each croissant

  • 5.

    Place layers of shaved ham, season with pepper

  • 6.

    Top with 2 slices of cheese

  • 7.

    Close (if you can) the croissant!

  • 8.

    If you're generous with your filling, you may need to secure the top of the croissant in place with a toothpick!

  • 9.

    Bake for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is just melting

  • 10.

    If you did use a toothpick to 'close' the croissant, remove before serving!!

  • 11.

    Serve with tossed green salad for lunch or brunch


You can use standard sized croissants although one per person would be more than enough as they are very rich.

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
the shop next to our office makes something like this.. my freind just LOVES it..
and it sounds very tasty, but i don't eat cheeses ;-(