TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 8 croissants, split
  • 2 pounds shaved deli ham
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 595 calories, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 2262mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Place onions and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in the mustard, poppy seeds and lemon juice. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until heated through.
  2. Spread onion mixture over cut sides of croissants. On bottom halves, layer ham and cheese; replace tops.
  3. Wrap each sandwich in foil. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Baked Ham 'n' Cheese Croissants in Country Woman November/December 2006, p39

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