Sweet & Savoury Filled Croissants

This is not so much a recipe but  just a simple way of jazzing up a plain croissant dough. Having woken up late today it was nearer to lunch time than breakfast so I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to try out my idea for Cheese and Ham and Almond Croissants. What could be nicer for a spot of brunch or even a packed lunch?

My children wolfed down the Cheese and Ham Croissants and even had a splodge of ketchup to go with them. It was only myself and my husband who liked the Almond Croissants though! The possibilities are endless so I hope I’ve inspired you to have a go with your own fillings!

The photos aren’t great as everyone just wanted to eat them so it was a case of shoot and go!

Unroll your croissants and score along the marked lines.

Savoury Filling: Small strip of ham and grated Emmental

Sweet filling: Strip of marzipan

Roll the croissant dough up towards the point. Top savoury ones with grated cheese.

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Sweet & Savoury Filled Croissants
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Cheese and Ham Croissants and Almond Croissants made from tinned croissant dough - the possibilities are endless!
Recipe type: Snack, Tea, Brunch
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6
  • Grated Emmental Cheese
  • Ham
  • Marcipan
  • Tin of Croissant dough
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (or according to pack instructions)
  2. Lay your croissant dough out and cut along serrations.
  3. Put your chosen fillings on the dough and roll up towards the pointed end.
  4. For the Cheese and Ham croissants sprinkle some cheese over the top
  5. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes (or according to pack instructions).
  6. For the sweet ones a dusting of icing sugar would be good.
  7. Cool for at least 5 minutes before eating as fillings will be hot!

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  1. Lisa Williams

    this is great …. the possibilities are endless 🙂

  2. S Williams

    Nice recipe, but try adding sundried tomato and some chopped onion soaked in a little olive oil as well.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh and a slice of mozzarella – mmm:-)

  3. Victoria Prince

    These look amazing! I will definitely be trying them…

  4. Margaret moore

    Is it okay to place croissants filled with ham & cheese in microwave.

    1. Camilla

      If it’s a croissant and not the dough then I’d say yes. I used to go to a lovely Italian cafe where they had a croissant style pastry filled with cheese sauce and ham and they would warm them up in the microwave before serving. It does make pastry more “sweaty” than if you heated in the oven though!

  5. Ursula Hunt

    This will be my treat for breakfast when my daughter comes to stay next weekend

  6. Kaci Soderstrom

    Mmm croissants. I always wanted to make my own chocolate ones.. never thought to put ham in them! Sounds good to me.

  7. Ursula Hunt

    These are great for sunday Brunch

  8. Abigail Cullen

    Great recipe for using in croissants and having for a light lunch perhaps.

  9. Tracy Nixon

    These sound lovely – for a breakfast or light lunch!

  10. gouldie7

    I first had a cheese and ham croissant in Paris – couldn’t believe how nice it was!

    1. Camilla

      Lovely, I had one in an Italian cafe in England LOL:-)

  11. Captain Fantastic

    These look brilliant, Camilla! Never thought of making them at home but I’m all in if I get hold of some croissant dough! Love the look of the cheese and ham ones.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s usually in the same place as the ready roll pastry sheets:-)

  12. Paul Wilson

    I’d never thought of having ham and/or cheese inside croissants before.

  13. Anthony G

    I’m a big fan of almond croissants and this gives me an idea of how to make them myself. Thanks. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Glad to have inspired:-)

  14. Heather Haigh

    Those look so professional. Fabulous!

  15. samanthapsharpe

    These look absolutely delish, I had never thought of making my own… Must try this!

  16. KMayers

    I love croissants, if they’ve got a filling like this then all the better. I hadn’t thought of trying it myself – it’s a great idea. Thanks! I’d have to start off with ham & cheese (maybe brie..) but I’d try a bit of chilli or garlic in them at some point too I think 🙂

  17. Paul Wilson

    Savoury croissants sound nice.

  18. Tracy Nixon

    Mmmmm breakfast …… my favourite time of the day! This sounds yummy!

  19. Alida

    This is such a good idea! I love the look of your blog and your recipes are all excellent!
    I am inviting you over at my blog for a new challenge called “Let’s Party!”. I would love one of your fab recipes!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Alida, you blog is fab too:-) I will definitely try to enter your challenge:-)

  20. Maya Russell

    My cheese of preference would be brie – melts so nicely.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh yes that would be fab:-)

  21. Heather Haigh

    Cheese and ham sounds lovely.

  22. prwilson

    I didn’t realise croissants were so simple to make.

    1. Camilla

      Especially if you buy them pre-made eh!

  23. Ursula Hunt

    Great Recipe, never thought of filling croissants with savoury filling

  24. Lisa Williams

    these look fantastic 🙂 Thank you so much for this post !

    1. Camilla


  25. Maya Russell

    Ham and cheese go so well. Great recipe

  26. Anne Wallwin

    been looking for something interesting the kids can make for lunch and these are ideal!

  27. Belinda Matthews

    gonna have to try these they look yummy

  28. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand

    Wow! Making your own croissants. That’s genius Camilla! Lovely way to start the day . Warm and crispy. When I lived in Paris , I used to have almond croissants for breakfast and they were just soooooo good. Not great for the waistline but delish nevertheless!

    1. Camilla

      Well, more customising my own croissants and saving a little money in the process. Thank you for your enthusiasm! I too love Almond Croissants and they are very naughty but very nice:-)

  29. Mich - Piece of Cake

    These croissants look delicious! The ham and cheese combo is one of my fav with croissants no doubt.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, they’re my favourite too!

  30. Vanesther

    What a great idea. I’ve never tried using croissant dough before but I’m definitely going to give it a try now!

    1. Camilla

      Great, I’m glad I’ve inspired you, an Award Winning Blogger, thank you for visiting me:-)

  31. Mumsmoments/ @jadeano

    Used this dough last week…. Been asked to make a supersize croissant for someone next week, now I can jazz it up a bit, great ideas!

    1. Camilla

      Looking at the photos, I think the trick is to keep the filling all down the end (like the marzipan ones) to allow the pastry layers to fluff up more. Also allow fillings to get nearer to room temperature before filling croissants. Chocolate would be a great one too! Oh, I’m going to have to buy some more!

  32. Jacqueline

    I have never tried croissant dough before, but you have inspired me to give it a go and think about savoury fillings too. Great idea!!!

    1. Camilla

      I don’t think I’d ever bought this dough before either but thought it would be good to have in the fridge and try to recreate croissants I’ve eaten out in the past!

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