A plate of Mini Croque-Monsieur
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Mini Croque-Moniseur

If you can't be in France you can still enjoy Mini Croque-Monsieur appetizers.  An easy appetizer with puff pastry and a béchamel sauce. Your guests will love this take on a French classic.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: bechamel, puff pastry
Servings: 36
Calories: 71kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoon whole grain dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 sheet puff pastry 14 oz
  • ½ cup ham diced
  • 1 cup gruyere shredded
  • 1 egg lightly beaten with water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425º. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, add flour and stir constantly for about three minutes, until smooth. Slowly add milk while whisking for about 5 minutes until it thickens. Remove from heat and add mustard. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roll out pastry slightly into a 13 X 15 rectangle and cut into rounds with a 2 inch biscuit cutter. Use a smaller cutter to make a circle inside each round without cutting all the way through. Poke the center with a fork.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the edges of the rounds with an egg lightly beaten with a tablespoon of water.
  • Top each round with about 1/2 teaspoon of the béchamel, some chopped ham and shredded cheese. (You will have some bechamel left over. Sprinkle pepper on top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden and puffy.
  • Let cool slightly.

Notes

Try using Dufour puff pastry if you can find it. You can assemble and refrigerate before baking. 

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg