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Make Your Morning Delicious with Ham & Cheese Croissants

Greetings breakfast enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to share a culinary gem that has become a favorite in my morning routine – the mouthwatering Cheese & Ham Breakfast Croissants. If you’re on the lookout for a breakfast idea that seamlessly combines simplicity and indulgence, look no further. These flaky delights are the perfect way to elevate your morning and start your day on a delicious note.

It’s a culinary adventure that transforms your ordinary breakfast into a moment of pure delight. The beauty of this recipe lies not only in its taste but also in the ease with which it can be prepared, making it an ideal choice for those busy mornings when you crave a touch of luxury without the fuss.

A Perfect Breakfast Experience: Croissants

Imagine a morning where you’re greeted by the enticing aroma of these Cheese & Ham Breakfast Croissants wafting through your kitchen. The anticipation builds as you eagerly await the golden perfection emerging from the oven. As you take that first bite, the flaky layers give way to a melty symphony of cheese and ham, creating a moment of breakfast bliss.

Incorporate these croissants into your breakfast routine, and you’ll find yourself looking forward to mornings with a newfound enthusiasm. Whether enjoyed with a steaming cup of coffee, a refreshing juice, or my personal favorite, a mug of Healthy Hot Cocoa, these croissants turn an ordinary morning into a perfect breakfast experience.


Ingredients for Cheese & Ham Breakfast Croissants

Puff pastry serves as the buttery and flaky foundation for these delectable breakfast croissants. It is a laminated dough that puffs up during baking, creating a light and airy texture. When choosing puff pastry, you can either prepare it from scratch or opt for pre-made sheets available in the freezer section of most grocery stores. The convenience of pre-made sheets simplifies the process, making it an ideal choice for a quick and delicious breakfast treat.

The choice of cheese plays a crucial role in enhancing the flavor profile of these croissants. Swiss cheese, with its nutty and slightly sweet taste, adds a delightful richness. The cheese slices are layered within the puff pastry, contributing to a gooey and savory filling. The number of slices can be adjusted based on personal preference, allowing you to customize the cheesiness of your croissants.

The ham slices provide a savory and salty element to balance the richness of the cheese. Whether you prefer smoked or cured ham, the slices are evenly distributed over the cheese layer. This combination creates a harmonious blend of flavors, making each bite a satisfying experience. The ham contributes to the overall heartiness of the croissants, making them a substantial and flavorful breakfast option.

The beaten egg serves as a finishing touch, imparting a glossy and golden sheen to the exterior of the croissants during baking. This optional step enhances the visual appeal of the finished product and adds a subtle richness to the pastry. Brushing the croissants with beaten egg before baking creates a beautiful golden crust, elevating both the appearance and texture of these breakfast treats.


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How to Make Cheese & Ham Breakfast Croissants

Firstly, begin by preheating your oven to 375℉ or as indicated in the instructions on the puff pastry packaging. This ensures that the oven is ready for the baking process.

Next, take a thawed puff pastry sheet and roll it out. On this sheet, create a layer by evenly placing slices of cheese followed by a layer of ham slices. Once this is done, carefully position the second puff pastry sheet over the toppings. Press it down gently to ensure a secure attachment.

Proceed by cutting the pastry sheets, now filled with the delightful combination of cheese and ham, into triangular shapes. These triangles will eventually form the classic croissant shape.

With the triangles prepared, take each one and roll it into the distinct croissant shape. This step adds the characteristic flakiness and layers to your breakfast pastries.

To give your croissants a beautiful golden finish, brush them with a beaten egg before placing them in the preheated oven. Bake the croissants for approximately 25 minutes, or according to the instructions on the puff pastry packaging. This ensures that they are cooked to perfection.

Once golden brown and irresistibly aromatic, remove the croissants from the oven. Allow them to cool slightly before serving. A delightful suggestion is to pair these cheesy ham croissants with a side of Healthy Hot Cocoa for a comforting and indulgent breakfast experience. Serve them hot and savor the delicious combination of flavors.

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Cheese & Ham Breakfast Croissants

Elevate your breakfast game with flaky croissants, gooey cheese, and savory ham. Quick, easy, and utterly delicious – the perfect start to your day!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: All Cuisines, French-Inspired
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gurleen


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 5-6 cheese slices I like swiss
  • 5-6 ham slices
  • 1 beaten egg optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 375℉ or as per packaged instructions
  • Roll a thawed puff pastry sheet and place a layer of cheese slices and then a layer of ham slices. Place the other puff pastry sheet on top and press it down to make sure it sticks well
  • Cut the sheets into triangles. Roll each triangle to shape like a croissant
  • Brush a beaten egg and bake for 25 mins or as per your packaged instruction
  • Serve hot. Enjoy with my Healthy Hot Cocoa!
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So, why settle for the mundane when you can treat yourself to the extraordinary? Indulge in the magic of Cheese & Ham Breakfast Croissants, and transform your mornings into moments of culinary joy. Your taste buds will thank you, and your breakfast routine will never be the same again. Cheers to the perfect breakfast!

 ❤️ Gurleen 

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