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Copycat Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiches

 Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiche

Copycat Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiches? Oh, come on, you must have known this was coming when you read my post on The Blue Bayou restaurant in Disneyland where I raved all about that sandwich!

I have been meaning to re-create the Disneyland delight since we got home from Disneyland but of course, I was waiting to write all about my experiences once the new site design was done.

Now that Project Redesign Magpie’s Site is done,  I going to teach you how to make the Blue Bayou Monte Cristo that the Cajun restaurant in Disneyland is famous for!


The first step was to create a sweet batter, as the batter they use at The Blue Bayou is NOT a savoury one at all!  You need to have some sweetness to it to counter the meat and cheese inside, otherwise you are not getting the real deal. I sat there while eating it and mentally picked apart the batter, tasting the sweet twinge to it, knowing that sugar was definitely an ingredient. If you don’t use a sweet batter, you are not going to get anything close flavor-wise. It might still be good, but not great!

The second was to figure out how to get all that goodness inside…well, to stay on the inside! While I really think that the Monte Cristo at the Blue Bayou doesn’t have bread as much as it has all batter, I’m going to use some white bread to give us that same effect.

These are as close as you can get to the real thing, without actually eating them at Disneyland!

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5 from 1 vote
Copycat Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Copycat Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Sweet Batter Ingredients: 1 cup flour2 tsp . baking powder1 large egg3/4 cup of milk1/4 tsp . salt2 tablespoons sugarSandwich Ingredients: 8 slices Swiss cheese8 slices Turkey8 slices Ham8 slices Texas Style White Bread or any square formed white bread inch Vegetable Oil - an deep in a large skilletPowdered Sugar Raspberry jam for dipping
  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.In a separate bowl, combine the milk and egg thoroughly.Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and combine until there are no lumps. The batter should be fairly runny, yet still thick enough to stick to the sandwich.If needed, add a teensy bit more milk.Make the sandwiches by layering a slice of swiss cheese, then the 4 meat slices, then swiss cheese, top with the remaining slice of bread. Putting cheese on either side of the meat ensures a beautiful melty goodness when you are done!Leave the sandwiches whole for frying, as you lose the cheesy goodness inside otherwise. Only slice them after they are cooked up!Place a toothpick on each corner of the sandwich.Dip the whole sandwich in the batter, covering the surface completely and fry in 340 degrees F oil until golden. The Texas toast will take longer to heat up the inside, thus the lower frying temperature. If you are using normal bread, you can go up to around 360 degrees F for frying.Remove and drain on paper towels.Remove the toothpicks and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.If you want the real Disney deal, dip your sandwich in raspberry jam!
Nutrition Facts
Copycat Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


When you are done, you are going to have one amazing looking sandwich, like the one pictured below.

I used Texas toast because it is so perfectly squared – easier to batter and fry up- but any white bread that is a square shape will work as well. Decide at the start if you want thin or thick bread and go from there.

 Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiche

Slice that beauty in half and dust with icing sugar if you want. (Dusted with icing sugar is how Disneyland does it)

Mike prefers them without the icing sugar, so this was his sandwich and when I say “his”,  I  actually mean “his half” . These are crazy rich sandwiches, I didn’t even finish the one I had in Disneyland! We made two sandwiches for a family of four to share and it was plenty!

 Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwiche


The Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich! From my own little kitchen! What a treat this was to recreate my favorite Disneyland sandwich!

Make sure to dip it in raspberry jam just like they serve it in Disneyland!

 Disneyland Monte Cristo SandwicheWhat is your favorite food from Disneyland? I will be exploring Disneyland Dining more in the next few months since I took tons of photos this last trip, most of them concentrating on the food at Disneyland for a change of pace. I explored a few food spots in both theme parks this past trip and will be exploring more come our Christmas Disney cruise and subsequent trip to Disneyland again.

Yes, I just said Disney Cruise! We are going to be on a cruise ship for Christmas this year, surrounded by Disney everything! Eeeek!

I think I just squealed a little bit with excitement! No, I definitely did.

What an exciting winter this is going to be!

I really hope you all try this recipe, at least once! Let me know if you do!






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    February 12, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    I just had my very first Monte Cristo at Disneyland , ORLEANS CAFE, last week. Hence my search which led me to this site. They change up the puree occasionally and they served it with blackberry jam.

    I Will be making these for friends and family next week.

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    July 24, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I first fell in love with a Monte Cristo at Walt Disney World at the Polynesian hotel. They would serve it with currant jelly on a banana leaf.

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    Rosaline Linhart
    October 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    these are the best, we had them about 1978 when we were in Disneyland..

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    Mary P Hoffman
    October 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Do they serve it with syrup or preserves? I’ve had it both ways. My fave is with raspberry preserves.

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    October 18, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Just made these for lunch today! Can’t compare them to the blue bayou version because it has been 9 months since I ate there… but these were awesome. Looking forward to making them again. They were a lot easier than I imagined they would be.

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      October 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Jeddan AWESOME!!! Yes, they aren’t that hard to make and boy, what a treat!

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    Charlene Harris
    September 29, 2016 at 2:24 am

    We love Disney’s Monte Cristos. If you ever go to a Cheddar’s Restaurant, theirs are very similar.

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    Jennifer McCormick
    September 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Disney’s Monte Cristo is the stuff dreams are made of. Can’t wait to try this recipe

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    Heather Pollock
    September 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Saw these and thought of you!

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    Pamela Innes
    May 9, 2016 at 1:25 am

    My favorite sandwich 😀

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    May 1, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I’ve had this sandwich only once, and that’s all it took to fall madly deeply in love with it. I analyzed this sandwich with its cracks and slight crunch on the outside, its dense cakey soft inside, and that tangyness required to balance the sweetness of the the powder sugar dusting and the blackberry preserves. This sandwich is made from an Old Fashioned donut. I’m not sure if its made from buttermilk or sour cream, but I do plan on putting my theory to the test tomorrow.

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    Elisa Boyce
    April 13, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Did u get to little Cuba and try the Cuban sandwich? So good !

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    Clea Billie Correa
    January 16, 2016 at 6:53 am

    I love a good Monte Cristo!!

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    Rozanne Stephenson
    January 16, 2016 at 3:11 am

    I’m going to make them. I’ll have to serve a berry jam sauce and some fresh fruit. The presentation at Disneyland was amazing

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    January 16, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Give them a whirl!

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    Rozanne Stephenson
    January 15, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I am so glad that you posted this. I was at Disneyland in August and had one of these sandwiches and both my hubby and I loved them.

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    Marcella Lamb
    January 15, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Looks good !!!

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    Rosaline Linhart
    January 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I had one of these way back in 1978 when I took my girls to Disneyland in California….it was memorable and I have never had one that good since.

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    Vern Ledger
    November 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Oh those look soooooo good!!

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    Linda Foster
    May 8, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    cant wait to try this!

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    Laura Van Scoyk-Myers
    May 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    We just got back from Disneyland and actually didn’t eat one of these this time!!\U0001f633\U0001f633 dang it, I must now try this recipe!! Lol

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    Kelly Matthews Noble
    May 1, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I’ve made them and they are awesome!

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    Mary Markoulis
    May 1, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Suzanne Marie-Latin

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    February 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I grew up 1/2 hour from Disneyland and remember my mom raving about the best sandwich she ever had was this Monte Cristo!  As a kid, I never did get to go to the restaurant that made these (it was considered fancy and expensive).  I moved to the Chicago area as an adult and have made my own Monte Cristo’s – but I always wondered about the Disneyland version and how mine compared.  Thank you for posting this, maybe I can make it for my mom when she comes to visit :) 

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    January 20, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I’m confused. there’s enough bread to make four sandwiches yet it sounds like she only made two…. So two slices of cheese, turkey and ham on each sandwich and make four? Is that correct?

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      January 21, 2014 at 12:57 am

      @KG Hi KG, if you look at the printable recipe where I round up all the correct info (and not just what I did which can be a little scattered) the real recipe is for four people and has all the correct amounts. I did only make two, but that’s why I do a proper recipe at the end for everyone to print!

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    Salvador Arteaga
    October 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Monte Soni

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    Sonia Lucero
    October 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Salvador Arteaga 😛

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    James Lori Shipley
    October 3, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Jen Mcleod these are yummy!!!

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      October 6, 2013 at 3:04 am

      @James Lori Shipley These are a must make!! And yes, yummy! Have you eaten them in Disneyland?

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    Kelly Neil
    October 3, 2013 at 12:08 am

    HOLY SHIT THIS SANDWICH IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. I made one tonight and dipped each bite in dijon. GREAT recipe!

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