Secret Recipe Club, Sweet and Savory Stuffed Croissants

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again! This time I was assigned SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl.  You can tell right away that Desiree is a fun loving, down to earth girl with a love for bacon [she signs off her posts with “peace and bacon grease”]    I knew I was in good hands!

apple bacon gouda croissant thepaintedapron.com

After perusing her recipe index, and drooling a lot  trying to choose,  I decided on her Grilled Cheese Croissant Sandwich

do ahead croissant sandwich thepaintedapron.com

Desiree’s Grilled Cheese Croissant is stuffed with bacon, cheddar, apple slices and a mayo honey mustard with dried cranberries.  She butters and cooks the croissant in a skillet, just like a grilled cheese sandwich!

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I am not quite that brave so I chose to bake mine in foil instead, to shave a few calories~

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I opted to make 2 versions, one like Desiree’s and another one with a different combo

croissant sandwich thepaintedapron.com

One had Gouda, green apple, bacon, and honey mustard

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After baking, the croissant was golden, warm and hard to resist~ the apples soften during baking and are a nice sweet balance to the tangy honey mustard and bacon

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For option 2,  fig jam replaced Desiree’s spread of mayo, mustard and cranberries, again to shave a few calories~ I also decided that bleu cheese would work better for me than cheddar, but I didn’t change the bacon!

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Pears would be divine in this too

savory croissant sandwich thepaintedapron.com

I actually made these one morning, and popped one in the oven when I came home for lunch, then baked the other one for a late supper later in the week.  Not only were they delicious, it was so nice to have a ready made sandwich full of fresh ingredients to pop in the oven

croissant sandwich for any time of day thepaintedapron.com

This would be great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a picnic! You could also assemble a bunch ahead of time and freeze, then just pop one in the oven whenever~

Sweet and Savory Stuffed Croissants

  • Servings: 1 croissant
  • Difficulty: easy
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Bacon Apple & Gouda Croissant

2 T honey mustard

1 1/2  sandwich slices thin Gouda cheese

2 slices bacon, cooked

1/4 green apple, sliced thin

1 large bakery croissant

Spread bottom of croissant with honey mustard.  Top with apple slices, then bacon, then cheese.  Replace top and wrap in foil.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.  Makes 1 sandwich

Apple, Bacon, Bleu, & Fig Croissant

2 slices bacon, cooked

1/4 green apple, sliced thin

1 large bakery croissant

2 T fig jam

1-2 oz crumbled bleu cheese

Spread bottom of croissant with fig jam.  Top with apples, bacon and then cheese.  Replace top, wrap in foil and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.  Makes 1 sandwich

NOTE:  You can assemble these up to 4 days ahead and keep in refrigerator, or assemble and freeze

You can also bake these in a baking dish if you want to make a lot.  Place filled croissants side by side in a casserole, cover and bake until they’re all heated through.  You can also cut them into 1/3s for smaller servings or appetizers

do ahead croissant sandwich thepaintedapron.com

Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe idea Desiree! Please pop over and visit her and all her delicious recipes at SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl here

You might also like Croissant Brunch Casserole, croissants filled with ham and cheese and covered with an egg and milk bath and then baked~Perfect for Easter breakfast!

brunch croissant bake thepaintedapron.com

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21 Responses to “Secret Recipe Club, Sweet and Savory Stuffed Croissants”
  1. Jacqueline says:

    Both recipes look sinfully delicious! I once watched Paula Dean make a bread pudding with croissants too! Yum.

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  2. Lynn says:

    I love the idea of adding fruit to a sandwich and still need to try some fig jam:@)

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  3. These both look wonderful! Gotta get me some croissants!

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  4. lulu says:

    I would be very happy to have any of the food shown. In fact, I’m off to the kitchen for a bite to eat because they made me realize I’m hungry!

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  5. I didn’t think croissants could get any better but both these sammies sound divine!

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  6. When you add the combination of bacon and a croissant, all of the other ingredients are a bonus…they both sound great!…

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  7. So many great ways to use a croissant – it would be hard to pick! 🙂

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  8. Emily says:

    This recipe is a keeper for me. I will be making this for a luncheon. Great fresh new idea. I actually like all the options here.
    Have a great week.

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  9. Mary says:

    Oh my…I’m craving a croissant sandwich now and I’ve sworn off bread for the next month…Love both of these combos Jenna but the fig preserves with apple, bacon and blue cheese really has me drooling!

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  10. teaandscones says:

    What a great looking sandwich. Stuffed with all kinds of good treats.

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  11. Seriously Yum! I love this. Pinned 🙂

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  12. bj says:

    here from foodie fri and i just pinned, made copy and can’t wait to make these for my upcoming bunco game…the ladies are gonnna love the apple, cheese and bacon ones served with a chicken rice soup. excited to find this recipe as i couldn’t decide what to serve with the homemade soup….these are PERFECT. thanks so much for coming to my rescue (and you didn’t even know it. 🙂 Now, all that’s left is to find an easy dessert…

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  13. Amanda says:

    Wow these look delicious!!

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  14. Miz Helen says:

    What great ideas for the sweet and savory stuffed croissants! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy Spring!
    Miz Helen

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