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Featuring a spicy Monte Cristo sandwich with serranos, chipotles, and pepper jack.

Spicy Monte Cristo Sandwich

Kick it up with this Spicy Monte Cristo Sandwich, featuring thin slices of serrano chiles, pepper jack cheese, and a raspberry chipotle sauce.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2-3 1x


  • 4 slices brioche, or white bread
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 pound thick sliced baked ham
  • 1 serrano chile, sliced thin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Powdered sugar for serving

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

  • 1/3 cup raspberry fruit jam or preserves
  • 2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, more as needed


  1. Slice and serve. Garnish with powdered sugar and serve the Monte Cristo sandwiches with the raspberry chipotle sauce.


  • The sandwiches can be fully assembled ahead of time. Dunk the sandwiches in the custard mixture when you’re ready to cook.
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
  • Category: Burgers & Sandwiches
  • Method: Griddle
  • Cuisine: Sandwich

Keywords: Monte Cristo sandwich, serrano chiles, raspberry chipotle sauce, French toast

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