Elevate your brunch or lunch with our stunning Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid! This elegant dish is surprisingly easy to make and is the perfect addition to any table.

Flaky pastry dough is filled with savory ham, melty Swiss cheese, and fresh asparagus, creating a beautiful braid that’s both impressive and delicious. Don’t be fooled by its intricate appearance – it’s absolutely achievable for beginner bakers and experienced chefs alike!

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid #SundaySupper

My family loves asparagus, it one of our favorite Spring time veggies.

We eat it year round, but there is no doubt they taste more flavorful and fresh come Spring each year.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It looks incredibly elegant and incredibly hard, but it’s actually NOT that hard.
  • It’s perfect for just about any spring time event.
  • It’s a combination of classic flavors that everyone enjoys.
  • It makes a fantastic appetizer or addition to your brunch table.

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Bread is so perfect sliced and served at a brunch or at an Easter meal.

It also make a GREAT appetizer and can be sliced and then cut in half, insert a toothpick and you have a cute VERY delicious appetizer to take with you to any event.

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid #SundaySupper

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Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid #SundaySupper

I told you it’s so easy, but looks so elegant. And cheesy. And flaky. And delicious.

Ingredients for Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Bread

  • Refrigerated Danish Pastry Dough, if you don’t have any near you, use a sheet of crescent dough instead
  • ham slices
  • Dijon mustard
  • swiss cheese slices
  • asparagus
  • egg white

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid #SundaySupper

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

How to Make Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

Nicole Cook
It’s elegant, can be served at just about any brunch or lunch and is easier than you may think! Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid is the perfect addition to any table and looks so pretty.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 386 kcal


  • 1 package Pastry Dough if you don’t have any near you, use a sheet of crescent dough instead
  • 10 slices ham
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • ½ pounds asparagus
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sea salt optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Unroll danish pastry dough out on a floured surface. Using a knife, cut 1/4-1/2″ tabs along both long sides. Be sure and check out this Apple Braid recipe for a great visual look at an easy method to make the cuts for the braid.
  • Spread the Dijon Mustard in the center of the dough.
  • Layer the ham slices up on top of the Dijon Mustard.
  • Layer the Swiss Slices next.
  • Braid the bread dough.
  • Cut the asparagus to about 2″ including the head.
  • Slide them in between the different braided spots like you see in the photo.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg white and water together. Brush across the top of the bread. Sprinkle sea salt lightly over the top and on the asparagus, if desired.
  • Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes.


Eat. Live. Run has an AWESOME photo tutorial on how to properly cut your dough to make it easier to braid. Check out her Apple Braid to see the easiest way to accomplish this look.


Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 13gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 512mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy appetizers
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    1. Thank you Liz! I used Wewalka Dough (www.wewalka.us – a quick location search and it looks like you’ll find certain products at Meijer and others at Walmart but the Danish dough isn’t there just yet (brand new) (refrigerated Dairy case near like the tubes of Cinnamon Rolls etc), I know it’s not available everywhere so if not, just use crescent sheets because they DO Work! (or if you can try it with Wewalka Puff Pastry Dough instead) Good luck!

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