These Monte Cristo Crepes have all of the flavor of a regular Monte Cristo with a fraction of the points!
I used to love getting a Monte Cristo from Bennigans, but let’s face it…it’s basically a heart attack on a plate!
Ok, that might be a little extreme but it certainly wasn’t healthy.
After having a craving for a Monte Cristo, I decided to make a lightened up version.
I knew my version would not include batter or frying, but I wasn’t sure what to do.
Somehow crepes popped into my head. Perfect! I have a few recipes on the blog for crepes and I knew they were low in points.
Crepes are a perfect choice to hold the sandwich together.
Now the filling. I bought Boar’s Head turkey and ham. I knew both of those were low to no points.
The cheese was something else I wanted to lighten up. I bought Sargento ultra thin Swiss cheese. It’s only 1 point per slice.
Finally, the raspberry jam. I bought Smuckers sugar free raspberry preserves.
I made these crepes a little thicker than my previous recipes. I wanted it to be able to hold together the sandwich. Instead of making each crepe with 1/4 cup of batter I used 1/3 cup.
One crepe sandwich is 4 points for blue and purple, 5 points for green. Not bad considering it’s quite filling!
Here are some other crepe recipes:
Yield: 8 servings (one crepe is 4 points for blue and purple, 5 points for green)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups skim milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 lb. Boar's Head ham
- 1/2 lb. Boar's Head turkey breast
- 8 slices Sargento ultra thin Swiss cheese
- 8 tablespoon Smuckers sugar-free raspberry preserves
Combine the flour, milk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend together until the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
Preheat an 8″ non-stick skillet for 5 minutes.
Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray and add 1/3 cup of batter. Quickly turn the pan in all directions so the batter covers the entire pan.
Let cook for about one minute. Use a rubber spatula to lift up the edge of the crepe and check if the bottom is cooked. Then flip over the crepe and let it cook another 20 seconds, or until done. Repeat until all crepes are cooked.
Layer Swiss cheese, ham and turkey on one half of the crepe, then fold the top over. Place the crepe back in the frying pan and heat until the cheese is melted. Add one tablespoon of raspberry preserves to each crepe.
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!
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