Brunch for Lunch Ham Croissandwich

Buttery, flaky whole grain croissant served with thin sliced black forest chicken ham and a honey roasted apple cream cheese spread.  (Served Cold)

Brunch for Lunch Ham Croissandwich

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Ham Croissandwich

10 rolls

Whole Grain Croissant Roll (2 oz.), sliced

2/3 cups

Cream Cheese, Light, softened

3/4 cups

Canned Apple Slices, drained

1 1/2 tsp


1/8 tsp

Ground Cinnamon

1 1/3 Tbsp.

Lemon juice

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  1. Arrange drained apple slices in single layer - no overlap - on a sheet pan with parchment paper that is heavily sprayed with cooking oil.
  2. Cook at 400°F for 16-20 minutes or until apples have begun to soften and brown, stirring halfway through for even roasting.  Once done, set aside to cool to room temperature
  3. In a mixing bowl (preferably an electric mixer with a paddle attachment), thoroughly combine cream cheese, cooked apples, honey, cinnamon and lemon juice into a creamy spread
  4. Store under refrigeration overnight before serving
  5. Thaw Chicken Ham and separate slices for easier build

To Build the Sandwich

  1. Open croissant rolls and on bottom roll, use a #30 scoop (2 Tbsp.) to apply the apply cream cheese mixture and spread evenly
  2. Add Chicken Ham slices on top of spread
  3. Place the top roll on the sandwich and ready to serve

Chef’s Note:

Prepare cream cheese mixture a day ahead.  For hot application, separate chicken ham slices in hotel pan, cover with foil and bake for 8-10 min. at 350°F. Hold in warmer until ready to build sandwiches. When sandwiches are built, place in pan and cook, uncovered, for 3-4 min. at 350°F. Hold in warmer until ready to serve.

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