The Monte Cristo sandwich is essentially a fried version of a traditional Croque Monsieur sandwich served with a side of raspberry sauce. Instead of enveloping the ham and cheese between two slices of bread, we’ve turned it into a velvety custard-filled breakfast strata complete with a quick and simple version of that oh-so-delicious raspberry sauce. Use the scheduling feature on your Suvie to let this strata soak overnight so you can wake up in the morning to amazing aromas and an incredible breakfast. 

Monte Cristo Breakfast Strata

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  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 6 oz shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 6 oz cubed ham
  • 4 cups (7 oz) brioche or challah, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar


1) In a Suvie pan, stir together 1 cup raspberries and 1 cup raspberry preserves. Place pan in top zone of Suvie. 

2) In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 large eggs, 1 ½ cups milk, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper until smooth.

3) Add 4 oz swiss cheese, 6 oz ham, and 4 cups bread to the bowl with the eggs, stirring to combine. Pour mixture into Suvie pan, place in the bottom zone of Suvie, input settings and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook Low for 1 hour

4) After slow cooking, sprinkle remaining 2 oz swiss cheese on top of strata and broil for 8-10 minutes, rotating pan halfway through cooking until golden brown on top. Dust with 1 tbsp powdered sugar and serve with raspberry sauce.


Nutritional Information per serving (6 servings per recipe): Calories 407, Total Fat 13.8g, Total Carbohydrates 46.5g, Total Sodium 552.9mg, Total Protein 19g

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1 year ago

This looks delicious. For the raspberry sauce, do you turn the top zone on at all? Or do the preserves and raspberries just hang out together while the bottom zone is cooking?

Caroline Pierce
Caroline Pierce
1 year ago
Reply to  Michelle

Hi Michelle, when using Slow Cook in Suvie, both zones always heat up. When you set the bottom zone to Slow Cook for 1 hour, the top zone will always cook with these same settings. The raspberries and strata cook at the same time.

1 year ago

Thank you for clarifying! We are new Suvie users so still figuring out all the features…