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Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

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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.

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.

Several years ago, for an Easter event we attended, I made a couple of these Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid’s and I will admit I had no idea how well they’d turn out.

They are so perfect sliced and served at a brunch or at an Easter meal. They also make a GREAT appetizer. They 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

Today’s Sunday Supper is celebrating Spring time recipes, and there are so many wonderful things about Spring. The food of course is near and dear to my heart.

But I love the blossoming flowers, the bees suckling nectar, the tree’s growing and turning green again. It’s a time for renewal

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid #SundaySupper

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

Just check the directions for this Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid.

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid #SundaySupper

Check out the rest of these awesome Easy Springtime Recipes!

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Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

Asparagus Ham and Swiss Danish Braid

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Refrigerated Danish Pastry Dough, if you don't have any near you, use a sheet of crescent dough instead
  • 8-12 ham slices
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4-8 swiss cheese slices
  • ½ lb. asparagus
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sea salt, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Unroll danish pastry dough out on a floured surface. Using a knife, cut ¼-1/2" 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.
  3. Spread the Dijon Mustard in the center of the dough.
  4. Layer the ham slices up on top of the Dijon Mustard.
  5. Layer the Swiss Slices next.
  6. Braid the bread dough.
  7. Cut the asparagus to about 2" including the head.
  8. Slide them in between the different braided spots like you see in the photo.
  9. 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.
  10. Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

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.

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Cindy @CindysRecipesAndWritings

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Wow Nicole! What a beautiful presentation!

Nicole Cook

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

Thank you so much Cindy!! xoxo

Wendy Klik

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

This is so lovely. Who wouldn't be proud to have this on their Easter Brunch table.

Andrea | From the Bookshelf

Monday 20th of March 2017

Looks fantastic! Saved this for a try at Easter!

Constance | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Monday 20th of March 2017

This is absolutely stunning!!

Nicole Cook

Monday 20th of March 2017

Aw, thank you so much Connie! :)

Caroline

Sunday 19th of March 2017

This looks so good - both pretty and easy, definitely one to try!

Nicole Cook

Monday 20th of March 2017

It really is delicious, and then something that makes your table look pretty! Enjoy!

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